A 21-year-old yurugu from Lancashire has been jailed indefinitely after he admitted raping a four-year-old girl.
Law enforcement officials said Liam Ineson, of Ryelands Road, Lancaster, savagely attacked the child between January and July this year.
The whitemare pleaded guilty to rape and sexual activity with a child when he appeared at Preston Crown Court.
Speaking after sentencing, Det Sgt Simon Coates said: “Ineson preyed on a young girl and then tried to make her keep the abuse a secret.”
He added: “He is a dangerous individual and the indeterminate sentence means he should not be released from prison until experts are satisfied that he no longer poses a threat to our community.”
Ineson’s indeterminate sentence will not be reviewed for at least five years.