Man handed lengthy prison sentence for rape of 15-year-old girl in Trafford

A truly horrific incident.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 6th March 2024

A man has been handed a lengthy prison sentence for the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Trafford, it has been confirmed.

Christopher Kofi Taylor was sentenced to life behind bars this week.

The 48-year-old from Salford was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 5 March 2024) for four counts of rape of a female under 16, trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence, and section 47 assault, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed.

It comes after officers from GMP’s Trafford division were called to an address in the Greater Manchester borough just after 6am on Monday 23 August 2021.

The reports were that a 15-year-old had been attacked in what was an “isolated incident”.


After pleading guilty to the offences in court this week, Taylor will now serve a minimum of 11 years and four months in prison.

Police have called Taylor’s actions “shocking and deplorable”.


Speaking following Taylor’s sentencing this week, and applauding the victim for coming forward with her report, Detective Constable Emma Bentley commented: “Taylor’s treatment of a vulnerable young female was shocking and deplorable, as predatory behaviour like this should never be tolerated and eradicating it is a top priority.

“Her courage to come forward and give evidence has enabled us to pursue this prosecution, and though these offences have a lasting impact on victims, it is my hope this result provides some sense of closure.”

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GMP has also offered support services for if you, or someone you know, has been raped or sexually assaulted, and is encouraging victims not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency, so you can get the help and support available.

A man has been handed a lengthy prison sentence for the rape of 15-year-old girl in Trafford / Credit: GMP

You can report it to police by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency, or online at, or alternatively, you can report information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Support is also available at the following contact points:

  • Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre – a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women, and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
  • Greater Manchester Rape Crisis – a confidential information, support, and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email [email protected]
  • Survivors Manchester – specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape, or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.

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