Rapist walks into police station and confesses to sick child sex crimes through ‘shame’
A prolific sex offender who tried to rape an 11-year-old girl was only prosecuted because he reported himself to police.
Matthew Aldurs, 30, walked into a police station on September 13, 2017, and confessed to a series of child sex offences through “feelings of guilt and shame”, Hull Crown Court heard.
When the four victims were informed, a woman who was aged ten at the time, was “upset” but could not remember the incident; a male victim did not want to co-operate with police; while the girl he tried to rape said she felt “s***” but was “relieved he’d admitted what he’d done”.
Richard Thompson, prosecuting, said in 2006 – after those offences, and before his police station confessions – Aldurs admitted three rapes and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against another victim, a teenage girl.
The assault included him trying to strangle her and causing a chipped tooth. Aldurs was sentenced to five years detention in a young offenders institution for those offences at the same court in 2006.
His criminal record began in 2003 and features offences of dishonesty, vehicle crime, and breaching court orders – including multiple breaches of his notification requirements as a sex offender.
Aldurs had also been jailed in October last year for a “dissimilar matter”, and had been removed from a sex offender treatment programme for “inappropriate behaviour”.
Aldurs, of Anlaby Road, west Hull, pleaded guilty to attempted rape, three sexual offences, and indecent assault.
Defence barrister Dale Brook said Aldurs had lived a “vagrant lifestyle” and did not appear to have worked.
Mr Brook told Judge Mark Bury: “These are unusual circumstances by any reading or definition.
“Serious offences, no doubt. I’m not instructed to put forward personal mitigation, and your honour will perhaps not be surprised by that given the approach taken with the author of the pre-sentence report.”
Judge Bury said the pre-sentence report made “depressing reading”. It found Aldurs suffers from anxiety and depression, was “highly emotional”, and described his behaviour and thinking as “erratic”.
Jailing Aldurs for three years and four months, the judge told him: “It would never have been brought to court but for your admissions, and you have pleaded guilty at an early stage. Since these offences have been committed you have been sentenced for another sexual offence and given a significant sentence.
“You wouldn’t be before the court but for your feelings of guilt and shame.”
The judge warned Aldurs if he committed any further sexual offences he would be classed as a dangerous offender.
Matthew Aldurs, 27, of William Booth House, Hessle Road, west Hull, received a 26-week prison sentence, suspended for two years.
He must attend the Northumbria sex offender programme for 36 days, and have up to 20 days rehabilitation, for breaching his notification requirements as a sex offender.
He failed to notify police that he stayed at another address on 20 occasions; spent more than 12 hours with a person under 18 on at least ten occasions; and was having contact for 12 hours or more with a child under 18 in a household.
He must pay £85 costs and an £80 surcharge.