A TWISTED child rapist, a copycat terrorist, snapchat stabbers, and a racist teen were among those sent to prison in October.

Scores of Sussex defendants were sentenced for crimes including rapes, inflicting grievous bodily harm, burglary, and fraud.

John Cole, 33, of Oak Way, Crawley, was jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of raping a schoolgirl.

He had warned the girl she could go to prison if she told anyone. The judge told Cole he had “twisted” sexual instincts and said: “It is hard to imagine a much more degrading and traumatising thing to happen to a child.”

Gabriele Longo, of Burdock Close, Crawley, was jailed for six years for his part in a group inciting terrorism.

He was “deeply radicalised” into far right politics and wanted to carry out attacks at mosques, and offered advice on bomb making.

Longo was guilty of encouraging terrorism, possessing material for terrorist purposes, collecting or making a record of information useful to a terrorist, and disseminating terrorist publications.

Reece Lefevre, 20, of The Cheviots, Hastings, and Tyler Jones, 26, of Darvel Down, Netherfield, were both jailed for a total of 22 years for their roles in a stabbing and vicious assault. They filmed themselves boasting on Snapchat about the attack.

Louis Barrett, 19, of Temple Grove, Burgess Hill, was jailed for racist abuse and assault on a South Korean student who was struck in the face with a bottle in Brighton.

The judge described the attack as “cowardly and vicious”.

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Meanwhile drug dealer Shanon Ann Gould, 37, of St Leonards, was jailed for two years and ten months.

Thomas Kiely, 32, of Chichester Place, Brighton was sentenced to three years and six months for battering a pacifist with a police baton.

He also found a boy’s ukelele in a taxi and sold it to fund his drugs habit

Sorin-Alexandru Mandache, 24, was jailed after forcing himself on a woman and attempting to rape her in Bognor.

Meanwhile Mohammed Joinal, 29, of West Street, Sompting, started a 16-year jail sentence for two rapes in Brighton.

He targeted the victims when they were vulnerable late at night, and raped one woman on Brighton beach.

The victim said: “I am glad that he has been put away, and can’t do this to anyone else.”

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Drug dealers Eraldo Saraseli, 20, of no fixed address and Klaudio Ago, 27, of Bristol Gardens, Brighton, face being deported to Albania once they have served their sentences.

Meanwhile fraudster Fahad Javaid promised people he would fix their cars with an online service, but no such repairs were ever carried out.

The 31-year-old set up a firm and offered discounts on Wowcher and Groupon and was jailed for four years and four months.

Stephen Fidler admitted burgling the Trading Post Coffee Roasters in North Laine because he was not able to access benefits. He was jailed for six months.

Bognor thief Paul Tully, 36, was jailed for 42 weeks after being caught breaking in to people’s cars.

At the end of the month, Kelvin Giscombe, 49, was jailed for one year after he was spotted throwing away two knives in Eastbourne.

Finally Hastings nuisance Dean McCarthy, 45, of Broadway, Fairlight, was jailed for thefts and frauds.

Police say he “caused numerous problems and distress to local people”.

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