A MAN who carried out a "campaign of sexual violence" has been jailed for 12 years at Truro Crown Court.

Tyler Munday, aged 22, pleaded guilty to a total of 12 offences, committed over two separate periods of time from 2011 to 2013 and then again between 2017 and 2018.

Prosecuting, Philip Lee said that Munday, from Porthleven, is the youngest of three children. He committed the first offence when the victim was just seven years old. 

The first period of offences occurred when he was 14 or 15, but another seven offences took place when he was aged 19 and 20.

During the first set of offences when they were both children, he committed and attempted various forms of rape.

Mr Lee said that four years later they became friends and she suggested watching a film.

They then watched another film which was scary and he encouraged her to cuddle him, which led to further sexual activity.

On one occasion another child was present. 

She began to self-harm and later disclosed what had happened to her.

He added that in interview, she said: "I didn't want to do it, but I punished myself because I felt like that's what I deserved."

Munday at first denied the charges, but made a full admission in the second police interview and Mr Lee said: "He wanted to clear his conscience for the pain he had caused."

He added that the victim had suffered panic attacks and did not want to leave her house for fear of meeting him. 

In her interview she said: "I think I feel lost a lot of the time, like I don't know what to do because my life is just centre around this.

"I don't really want to be me. I don't believe in me."

Mitigating, Edward Bailey said that apart from the promise of a mobile phone, Munday had not groomed the victim with money, clothing or sweets.

He added that it was not an abuse of trust.

He said that was "extremely rare" for the defendant in such cases to plead guilty at all and a "blanket denial" was far more common.

Mr Bailey said: "He has a sense of shame, they were appalling offences which have robbed her of her innocence.

"They will have a long-lasting and devastating psychological and emotional impact on her and he wishes to apologise unreservedly for the pain and suffering that he has caused her and her family.

"He is disgusted by his behaviour."

He added that Munday had had a "disruptive" childhood, in which he did not have a father figure and had witnessed his mother in court after she had been subjected to abuse by previous partners.

He was an "unruly" pupil at school who had both bullied and been bullied himself. He was moved to a school for challenging students and was later expelled from college for using cannabis, for which he later developed a daily addiction.

"He will have a long time to reflect on ruining the life of the victim and he has stalled his own prospects," added Mr Bailey.

Imposing Munday's 12-year sentence, Judge Simon Carr said he had carried out a "campaign of sexual violence".

He said the victim would have been terrified and "suffered in silence" whilst being subjected to his abuse.

The effect on the victim will be "life-long", adding that she will have to "deal with the consequences of your actions for the rest of her life".

Munday, who now has short hair, sat motionless in the dock throughout the sentencing earlier today, which took around an hour to complete.  

Besides the 12-year sentence, he will be on the Sex Offenders' Register for life and will be the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 15 years.