September 2007

Ex-councillor jailed for rape

A FORMER councillor has been jailed for five years at Cardiff crown court for raping a teenage girl more twenty years ago.

Alan Jolly, 68, of Lower Salisbury Street, Tredegar, was told by Judge Gerald Price “Doubtless you thought justice would never catch up with you but you were wrong.

“You have plied this girl with drink and you abused her trust.”

The offence happened over twenty years ago when she was 15 

Jolly got into bed with her and raped her.

When arrested, Jolly claimed she was an active participant, suggested going to bed and instigated the sex.

Jolly was found guilty by a unanimous verdict of a charge of rape after the jury had retired for three-and-a-half hours.