Richard Bright given nine-year sentence for rape of woman in Worthing
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A man who raped a woman in Worthing while he was on prison licence whilst serving a sentence for previous sexual assaults, has now been given a nine-year sentence.
Richard Bright, 49, of Marlborough Road, Lancing, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on 3 September, having admitted raping the woman in her thirties, who was known to him, at an address in Worthing in October 2018. He will serve the first seven years in prison and the remaining two years will be spent on extended licence supervision.
He also remains a registered sex offender for life, and was given a renewed Sexual Harm Prevention Order, to run until further court order, severely restricting his contact with women and girls.
In March 2014 Bright, in his previous name of Clive Frost, and then living in Horsham, had been given a nine-year sentence after pleading guilty to nine offences of sexual assaults against an eight-year old girl known to him.
Detective Constable Lauren Ifould of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said: "Bright met his second victim through a dating website while on licence, and again took advantage of a relationship to commit a sexual offence.
"This was further very serious offending by Bright and it is good that justice has now been done in this case."
For information on how to report sexual offences and the support that is available, see the Sussex Police website.