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Sex offender jailed for attempted kidnap and rape of a teenage girl in Northamptonshire

A 51-year-old man has been jailed for 16 years for trying to kidnap and rape a teenager in Northamptonshire.

Richard Colin Day, of Barnstaple, Devon, attacked his victim as she was walking to a friend's house in August last year, Northampton Crown Court heard.

Sentencing him to serve at least eight years of his sentence, Judge Adrienne Lucking described Day as a "dangerous offender" and placed him on the Sex Offenders' Register for life.

Day will be on licence for a further eight years following release.

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