A soldier rapist, a 'horrific' abuser, a crack dealer caught by footsteps in the snow and a man jailed after violence erupted at a city taxi rank are now all behind bars.
One monster subjected a young girl to horrific sexual abuse over two years and a soldier put a woman through a terrifying ordeal.
They were among 19 people jailed for a variety of crimes.
Today the News looks at how the courts dealt with some of our worst criminals and the sentences handed out by judges.
The cruel child abuser
This is the face of the 26-year-old who subjected a young girl to horrific sexual abuse over two years.
Adam Heslop, of Isinglass Close in Newmarket, was sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday, April 3.
He was arrested on Hallowe'en in 2016 after the victim opened up to her mother. The girl said Heslop had asked her to keep a secret, which made her mother suspicious.
In December last year, Heslop pleaded guilty to a raft of horrific crimes and was sentenced to 17 years for rape, 12 years each for sexual assault by penetration and specimen count of assault by penetration, and five years each for the two charges of sexual assault and specimen count of sexual assault, all to run concurrently.
He has also been made subject of an indefinite restraining order and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).
Detective Constable Ruth Craig, from the Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU), said Heslop "showed absolutely no remorse, despite admitting the offences".
Snow go for this drug dealer
Drug dealer Khalid Deria was found with thousands of pounds worth of crack cocaine after police tracked him down using a trail of footprints in snow.
Police were called after reports that a house in Atkins Close, Cambridge, was being used for drug dealing, also known as cuckooing, on March 2 this year.
The 24-year-old was nowhere to be found but police officers followed footprints left in the snow, which pointed towards a garage.
Found hiding inside was Deria who had 456 wraps of crack cocaine, worth about £4,560.
Deria, of Avestone Road, Greenwich, London, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs at Cambridge Crown Court.
He was jailed for three years and four months on April 3.
His victim will be 'haunted' for the rest of her life
Simon Crick sexually abused a girl when she was under 13 and has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
The 41-year-old, of Tamar Close, St Ives, also admitted to attempting to rape his victim and taking indecent photos of her.
His horrific actions left the scared young girl feeling "sad, dirty and upset".
Sentencing him on April 11, a judge said he feared Crick's abuse would haunt his victim for the rest of her life.
Sentencing, Recorder Patrick Fields told Crick: "This sordid abuse is not simply something that occurred in the past. I fear she will be haunted by the memories for the rest of her life.
"You have not only abused her sexually but you have stolen her childhood."
Crick was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the attempted rape of a child under 13, seven years for three counts of sexual assault on a child under 13 and 11 years for sex by penetration of a child under 13.
Drug dealer's excuse
Self-employed roofer Mark Jolley claimed to be struggling with money and admitted being a drug dealer after police raided his home and found cocaine, cash and mobile phones.
Police carried out a search warrant at the house in Mortlock Avenue, Cambridge, on the evening of October 20 last year and found the 36-year-old sat in the lounge with his partner.
During a search, cocaine worth more than £1,000 was found in a bedroom, together with other drugs paraphernalia and a handgun in a drawer.
On April 11 he was jailed for two years and four months at Cambridge Crown Court.
Taxi rank disorder
Pouria Sadjadi, 25, of Cadwin Field, Cambridge, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday, April 16.
He knocked out two men at a Cambridge taxi rank leaving one with serious head injuries.
The assaults happened on September 16 last year, during the early hours outside the taxi rank in St Andrews Street.
Sadjadi pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm on his 41-year-old victim and was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent on his 50-year-old victim following a three day trial in February.
He was jailed for eight years.
Soldier raped victim at knifepoint
Soldier Jamal Jackson was jailed for raping a woman at knifepoint during "an hour of torment".
The 27-year-old told his victim "God cannot help you now" as he ordered her to strip and get on top of him.
A court heard he promised to put the knife down if she didn't scream or pray before ordering to her to shower to wash away the evidence.
The woman managed to escape the bathroom after grabbing her clothes and fleeing to safety by climbing out a window.
Jackson, who was serving in the British Army at the time of the attack in October last year, was ordered to spend 10 years and four months behind bars on Thursday, April 19.
He was living in Whitworth Jones Avenue, Henlow, Bedfordshire, and pleaded guilty to rape at Luton Crown Court.
A professional waste remover who was dumping other peoples rubbish in sites across two counties has been jailed for two years and banned from driving.
Robbie Frank Johnston, of Windmill Close, Barkway, Royston, was licenced to safely dispose of builders waste, but instead dumped it at picnic areas and bridleways in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
At Cambridge Crown Court on February 26 he pleaded guilty to 13 fly-tipping offences, and was sentenced on April 20.
He was also served with a Criminal Behaviour Order banning him from the waste disposal business for five years, and banned from driving for three years after his release from prison.
The offences he was prosecuted for took place during 2016 and 2017 and consisted of dumping builders waste, carpets, furniture, baths, beds, mattresses, garage doors, and other items of household waste.
Jailed in March
Peter Todd strangled his partner of five years until she passed out.
The 34-year-old left her with broken ribs in one vicious attack and a broken tooth during another.
Todd, of Argent Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating and one of assault causing actual bodily harm.
On March 27, Todd was sentenced to a year and three months at Cambridge Crown Court.
He caused the death of his childhood friend
Optometrist Jignesh Patel test-drove a BMW sports car at over 100mph causing the death of a childhood friend.
The 27-year-old from Wellingborough, was driving a black BMW Alpina on the B1050 in Longstanton when he lost control, causing it to leave the carriageway by more than 100 metres, and roll into a nearby field.
His rear-seat passenger, 25-year-old Dishant Patel (no relation), was taken to Addenbrookes and died in theatre in the early hours of the morning on April 24.
On Friday, March 23 Patel was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and on Monday, March 26 he was sentenced to three years in prison at Cambridge Crown Court. He has also been disqualified from driving for three and a half years.
Dishant, who lived with his parents, was a registered pharmacist and worked at the Lloyds Pharmacy branch at Arbury Court.
He had been offered a post at Lloyds branch in Addenbrookes, but had not been able to take the position up before his accident.
Jignesh Patel, who was 25 at the time of the crash, was sentenced to three years in prison, and disqualified from driving for three-and-a-half years.
Speaking after the conclusion of the case Dishants father, Shailesh Patel, said: “Dishants death absolutely devastated the family. We still have not come to terms with the fact that he is no longer with us."
Rapist muffled his victim's cries
Lee Cundy raped a woman while she slept and held a hand over her mouth to muffle her cries.
The 27-year-old, of no known address, was jailed for 15 years at Peterborough Crown Court on March 20 after he was found guilty of rape and attempted rape.
The incident happened on January 18, 2016, when Cundy visited the victim, a woman in her 30s, at her house in March.
Cundy received 11 years for rape and four years for attempted rape, to be served consecutively.
This is prolific
Paul Priestley was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on March 20 to two and a half years in prison.
He broke into a vehicle less than 24 hours after his release from prison and admitted more than 150 similar thefts in Cambridgeshire.
The 39-year-old was identified on CCTV stealing or attempting to steal from four vehicles between September 2017 and January 2018 and his DNA was on a lighter found in a wallet left at one of the scenes.
He was arrested on February 1 and admitted to the four offences in interview, as well as another 151 vehicle offences in and around Peterborough.
Priestly, of Bringhurst, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from a motor vehicle, one attempted theft from a motor vehicle, one count of interference with a motor vehicle and one count of breach on a criminal behaviour order at a previous court appearance with the other 151 offences taken into consideration.
On the run
This Muslim leader plundered more than £111,000 from the charity that backs Cambridge's main mosque.
Hicham Kwieder, 65, of Wulfstan Way, Cambridge, was sentenced to three years in jail in his absence in March and police believe he is out of the country.
A Newton hearing, used where the two sides offer such conflicting evidence that a judge sitting alone tries to ascertain which party is telling the truth, went ahead although Kwieder didnt attend.
He was the General Secretary at the Cambridge Muslim Welfare Society – the charitable name of the mosque in Mawson Road – and held the position since 2009.
The jjudge found him guilty of theft by an employee before sentencing him.
Social media monster
A man who used social media to send his ex-partner threatening messages, including a threat to throw acid at her, was jailed on March 15.
Fation Kolgjini, 28, of High Road, Romford, was sentenced to six months imprisonment at Cambridge Crown Court after pleading guilty to putting a person in fear of violence.
On December 23 last year he sent a video message to his ex-partner in Cambridge of a man loading a gun and told her it was 'just for her'.
He continued to send threatening messages, including a threat to throw acid at her, until February when she reported the incidents to police.
Kolgjini also received a 10 year restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim.
Stephen Woodward swung an axe at a woman's head leaving fragments of bone lodged in her brain.
The 43-year-old carried out the brutal attack and fled the scene on a stolen bike on May 14, 2016.
The victim, in her 30s, required surgery to remove the fragments and requires ongoing neurological care.
Woodward, of no fixed abode, admitted grievous bodily harm with intent but denied attempted robbery.
But he was found guilty of attempted robbery last month and was jailed for 18 years at Peterborough Crown Court on Thursday, March 15.
Boy subjected to sickening sexual ordeal
Ian Johnson "subjected a defenceless young boy" to a sickening sexual ordeal sexually abused a boy more than 25 years ago.
He has been jailed for 11 years and was convicted of four offences following a five-day trial at Huntingdon Crown Court in December last year.
The 59-year-old was arrested in 2016 after a man disclosed historical abuse by Johnson over a five-year period from 1992 when he was just 7 years old.
On March 13, Johnson, of Eastgate, Peterborough, was jailed for 11 years at Peterborough Crown Court for gross indecency, two counts of indecent assault and buggery.
The court heard how Johnson bought the victim sweets to win his trust before abusing him up to a couple of times a week.
App used to groom schoolgirl
This 61-year-old man used a messaging app to groom and then sexually assault a school girl.
Eugene Ayres, of Rowan Close, Wisbech, who was in a position of trust, began grooming the girl on New Year's Day 2016 through a messaging app – gaining her trust and growing a friendship.
Ayres then began sending suggestive and sexually explicit content, before arranging to meet the girl to engage in sexual activity.
The girl disclosed the assault to a teacher and Ayres later handed himself in at a police station. He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of sexual activity with a child.
Ayres was sentenced to 40 months in prison at Cambridge Crown Court on March 9 and also given a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) and placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.
Thief stole from pensioner cannabis farmer
A pensioner used his plant nursery as a cover for a cannabis factory and had guns and ammunition – but was only caught after he was burgled.
Stanley Chase, 72, was burgled and a massive stash of cannabis worth £43,000 and two guns were stolen from Lanegale Nursery where Mr Chase is listed as an active director and secretary.
Louis Collin, 24, scoped out Lanegale Nurseries on October 12, 2016. The next day at 6.30am the hoard of drugs and firearms was stolen from the cannabis farm in Bluntisham.
Collin was arrested at the scene and when his home in Wheatley Crescent, Bluntisham, was searched, officers also found a hoard of drugs including: cocaine worth £2,250 and MDMA worth up to £460.
Collin, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob and possession of cannabis, cocaine, MDMA and a psychoactive substance with intent to supply.
The 24-year-old was jailed for four years and eight months at Cambridge Crown Court on March 5.
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Last year, 2017, Kevin Hands, 41, of Thistle Green, was jailed for five years for robbery and possession of cannabis with intent to supply relating to the same incident.
Stanley Chase, 72, of Needingworth Road, was jailed for three years for cultivating cannabis.
Rapist's threat to cut off child's head
Dariusz Giemza repeatedly forced his victim into sex by holding a kitchen knife to her throat.
The 38-year-old raped the mother at knifepoint and threatened to cut off her child's head if she didn't comply has been jailed.
When the mother, in her twenties, would fight back Giemza, would push a knife to the woman's son and threaten to "cut his head off", unless she complied.
Giemza, of Wisbech, was found guilty of rape and jailed for 10 years at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday, March 2.
Jealous boyfriend Jordan Fowler launched a series of horrific attacks on his then-girlfriend using a knuckleduster.
Fowler, of no fixed abode, became possessive and jealous and would also lock his partner at home when he wasn't there.
The 25-year-old began attacking and trying to control his girlfriend after they had been together for only four weeks.
Fowler pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm and engaging in a controlling relationship.
He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday, March 2.