August 2022

Newcastle paedophile raped schoolgirl and subjected her to five years of abuse

A paedophile who raped and sexually abused a school girl has been jailed.

Majid Rafizadeh subjected his victim to a campaign of sexual abuse and multiple rapes over a five-year period.

The victim bravely came forward and reported it to police in 2018 and now the 46-year-old rapist has been jailed for 24 years.

Rafizadeh, of Fenham, Newcastle, who was born and raised in Iran, was jailed at Newcastle Crown Court.