A teenager who raped a five-year-old girl he was looking after while her parents were at work has been sentenced to five years detention.
The 16-year-old, who is from Rugby, Warwickshire, will be on licence for five years after his release and was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
The boy, who cannot be identified, pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to raping the little girl on December 6 last year.
Vicki Lofrese, prosecuting, said the teenager was trusted to baby-sit the five-year-old girl and her young brother while their mother was at work, for which he was paid.
On the day of the offence he was to play with them at their home and make their tea for them before their mother got back from work.
When she got home and the youth had left, the daughter told her about the sex attack.
When he was arrested and questioned by police, the teenager admitted what he had done.
"He said he felt confused and scared about his actions, which he could not control," said Miss Lofrese.
Nick Devine, defending, said: "The only mitigation which can be advanced is his plea.
Judge Marten Coates said as well as taking account of the defendant's age, he also had to be given full credit for his early plea.