A Margate man, who admitted repeatedly raping a six-year-old boy, has been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 15 years.
Arnold Bracs (56), formerly of St Paul’s Road, Cliftonville, was appearing on Tuesday (12 February 2013) for sentencing at Canterbury Crown Court.
At an earlier hearing he had admitted six offences of rape in 2004.The court had heard that the boy and his father had shared a house with Bracs during the six months when the offences occurred. Two other men, who have since died, were also alleged to have been involved in the offences.
The offences were disclosed to police last year and following investigation, Bracs was charged in March 2012.
Judge O’Mahony imposed the discretionary life sentence for each offence and reduced the minimum to be served to reflect Bracs’ gulty plea.
Detective Constable Richard Brown said: 'We can only imagine the effect that these horrific offences have had on the life of this young man. He was completely vulnerable due to being so young and was being cared for by adults who he should have been able to trust.
'He has shown immense bravery throughout the investigation and has been very well supported by all the members of his family.'
Posted on: 12 February 2013