A Halifax man was sentenced to 11 years in jail for sexual offences against a child.
Gregory Tryl, 55, of Hebble Vale Drive, admitted two offences of indecent assault and a jury found him guilty of two rapes.
He was also ordered to sign the sexual offenders’ register for life.
The offences date back to 1998 when Tryl was 41 and his victim 13.
Bradford Crown Court was told the girl had been helping him with household chores.
And, around two years’ after the alleged offences the girl attempted to take her own life and Tryl also sent her “hush” money.
Years’ later she confided in her husband and after she saw Tyrl in a bar in 2011 her husband persuaded her to report Tryl.
Inspector Derrick Oldham of Calderdale Safeguarding Unit said: “We welcome the sentence given to Gregory Tryl. The crimes he committed against this innocent child are of the most serious type. I’d like to praise the courage of his victim throughout the investigation and trial.”