A man has been jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 in Slough.

Stephen Deville, 37, of Uxbridge, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for life.

The offences took place between March and April, 2015 and involved one female victim.

Following a five day trial last year, a majority jury found Deville guilty of three counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault committed against the child.

He was arrested on July 11 last year and charged with the offences on September 6.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Alethea Cox of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based in Windsor, said: "I welcome the significant sentence handed down to Stephen Deville. This is a fantastic result for the victim and her family who will no doubt have a difficult road ahead as they come to terms with Deville's horrendous crimes.

"I hope this case will reassure victims that we will work to support you, safeguard you and get justice for you. I would urge anybody out there who has suffered abuse or has any information about abuse to come forward and report it to police."