Denton man jailed for raping 12-year-old girl

22-year-old Kade Billington, of Mill Lane, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order. He will also be required to sign the sex offender register for life.

At a previous hearing at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, Billington pleaded guilty to three counts of the rape of a girl under 13-years-old, one count of penetrative sexual activity with a girl under the age of 13, making indecent images of a child and possession of class A drugs.

Detective Constable Mike Allen from GMP’s Operation Phoenix Tameside team said: “Billington met his victim when she was 12-years-old at a party then pursued her online and via social media before luring her back to his house to engage in sexual activity.

 “He knew how old his victim was, he was a man in his 20s, he has absolutely no excuse for his grossly inappropriate and predatory behaviour towards a child.

“Investigating officers searching through Billington’s computer found images which predated meeting his victim, which proved to us he is a true predator.

“I would like to commend the victim for her bravery. Billington will now spend the next 13 years in prison where he can no longer be a danger to children. 

“I hope today’s result helps the victim try to move on from what must have been an incredibly traumatic experience.”


Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims. 

- If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available. 

- You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report. 

- St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral. 

- Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. 

- Survivors Manchester offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of when the event happened. Contact 0161 236 2182.

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