A RAPIST has been jailed for eight years after being found guilty of a sex attack on a schoolgirl.
Joshua Jubb, 21, was sentenced yesterday after a jury heard how he carried out the attack on the 15-year-old victim at a house in east Leeds.
Jubb, of Cardigan Road, Headingley, was told yesterday that he must also serve an extended period of eight years on licence after his release from custody.
Jubb was found guilty of rape after a trial at Leeds Crown Court last month.
The court heard the attack happened in January this year after Jubb had been at the house with a group of others and was left alone with the victim.
Jubb continued to rape the youngster despite her attempts to fight him off and shouting at him to stop.
She reported the attack when she went to school the next day. Jubb initially denied having sex with the girl then refused to comment further when confronted with forensic evidence.
Detective Chief Inspector Gail Lawrie, of Operation Topaz, West Yorkshire Police’s dedicated rape investigation unit, said: “Jubb raped the victim despite her shouting for him to stop and trying to fight him off.
“He would have been in no doubt that she was not consenting.
“When he was arrested he initially denied having any sexual contact but when forensic evidence was put to him he refused to answer questions.
“His actions have had a devastating effect on the victim and we hope the significant sentence he has received will provide some source of comfort to her.
“Offences of this nature are always thoroughly investigated and we have specially trained officers who can support victims throughout that process.”