A vile teenager carried out a sickening rape on a four-year-old girl who was on a family day out to feed the ducks, it emerged today.
The tiny girl was found by her parents distressed and partially dressed after the horrific sex attack in a park in Olney, Bucks., in August 2009.
Remarkably the brave girl recognised her vile rapist in a local Co-op shop 12 days later because he was wearing the same distinctive T-shirt.
Her 17-year-old attacker, who was 16 at the time, was convicted of rape at Huntingdon Crown Court yesterday after a 14 day trial.
The court banned the foul rapist’s name being made public because he is too young.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Vigurs, who led the investigation, praised the girl’s ‘bravery’ for giving evidence in court against her sick rapist.
He said: ”I am grateful to the jury for this verdict and believe it fairly reflects the evidence they have heard.
”The victim in this case was four-years-old and I think it is very important for people to see that the judicial system values the evidence of someone so young and is working to protect vulnerable victims.
”Despite her young age, the victim was able to give a detailed account of what happened to her and seeing her giving evidence reminded me of how brave she has been.
”It is now over a year after this serious incident and at last I hope the victim and her family can begin to put this experience behind them.”
The 17-year-old boy, from Dunstable, in Beds., was cleared of a second rape and will be sentenced on January 10.