August 2016

Pensioner jailed for 10-years for raping young girl


A STOURPORT pensioner has been jailed for ten years after he admitted raping a young girl more than twenty-five years ago.

Glyn Nolan, of Olive Grove, Stourport, will not be released early without the consent of the parole board after he pleaded guilty at Worcester Crown Court to two counts of indecent assault and five of rape between 1981 and 1991.

Michael Aspinall, prosecuting, told the court the offences had come to light only two years ago in 2014 when the victim, now in her forties, told police what 67-year-old Nolan had done when she was a young girl.

“He had told her it was their secret and she should not tell anyone,” Mr Aspinall said.

The victim had since suffered from mental health issues and she had tried to block the details out of her memory, he said.

Mark Sheward, defending, said Nolan had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity to spare his victim having to give evidence in court.

Judge Daniel Pearce-Higgins, QC, said the crimes were extremely serious. The girl’s life had been ruined, he said.

Nolan was given a total of ten years with an extended licence period following his release. He was also given a sexual harm prevention order to run indefinitely and will have to register as a sex offender for life.