A rapist has been sentenced after repeatedly attacking a child and a woman. 

Adam Degney, 30, from Bolton, raped a girl under the age of 13 multiple times and took indecent photos of her over the course of four years. 

He also raped a woman and recorded indecent images of her.

On Friday, February 9, Degney was sentenced at Bolton Crown Court. 

Prosecuting, Eddy Steele told the court that on being interviewed by police, the underage victim told them of "multiple incidents" where Degney had "raped her".

The details of some of the sexual attacks were heard in court.

A victim personal statement from his underage victim said: "He manipulated me, I believed him. He made me feel like I wouldn't be believed if I told anyone." 

She added that she now suffers panic attacks, anxiety, flashbacks, is scared of going outside and "doesn't think she will ever feel safe".

Degney raped his other victim, an adult woman, on multiple occasions. 

In her victim personal statement, she told how her life is "completely shattered".

The victim added the trauma caused will "stay with her forever". 

Defending, Huw Edwards said: "I am limited in what I will say on behalf of Mr Degney. 

"The most powerful mitigation is his guilty plea, thus avoiding the victims giving evidence and going through any further trauma by having to relive these matters." 

Degney also wrote a letter to the judge, in which he "apologised to his victims and expressed his remorse for what he has done". 

In relation to the adult victim, Judge Abigail Hudson told Degney: "The reality is you have destroyed her confidence and destroyed her trust in men forever." 

Regarding the child victim, Judge Hudson added: "The damage inflicted on her is immeasurable and you can't give back what you have taken from her. 

"The distress you have caused to her is clear and obvious." 

She added: "I accept that you are now remorseful, something which will be of little comfort. 

"You were not sorry enough to stop when you could have. You are only sorry now that you are facing a lengthy custodial sentence." 

Judge Hudson sentenced Degney to 15 years imprisonment, with an extension period of one year. 

He was also put under an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and will be on the sex offenders register indefinitely. 

She finished by commending the victims for coming forward. 

Detective Constable Stephen Wildman, of Greater Manchester Police's Bolton’s Child Protection Investigation Unit, said: “Firstly, I want to thank the victims in this case for their incredible bravery in coming forward and helping us with the investigation into Degney’s crimes.

"His actions over the last several years were horrific and I’m sincerely glad that he is now behind bars. I truly hope that the sentence can bring some comfort to his victims.

“Of course, our thoughts remain with the victims and their loved ones, who have gone through an unimaginable ordeal due to Degney’s actions.

"Supporting the victims has been a focus for us through, pursuing every lead, and ensuring justice for them.

“This sentence shows that sexual offences against anyone in our community will not be tolerated.

"Greater Manchester Police will pursue all lines of enquiry and support you every step of the way through the criminal proceedings.

"We are dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable members of our community and will work to ensure offenders face the full consequences for their actions."

He added: "If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, domestic abuse or coercive control, please do get in touch with us and we will help you every step of the way and give you the support you need.

“You can contact police on 101, or via our website www.gmp.police.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."