November 2016

JAILED: Man who repeatedly raped 16-year-old girl while on drink and drugs

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A MAN who repeatedly raped a 16-year-old girl while he was high on drink and drugs has been jailed for seven years.

Luke McIntosh twice forced himself on the naive teenager in the living room of his Pinehurst home as his mother slept upstairs.

And the 22-year-old later claimed his saliva had been found on the girl’s neck because he had been sneezing after snorting so much cocaine that night.

Robert Duval, for the Crown, read Swindon Crown Court a victim personal statement where the youngster told how the attack had affected her.

And she added that she had lost a number of friends as a result of being raped as they decided to side with her attacker, rather than her.

Clare Fear, defending, said her client accepted he was facing a lengthy jail term and was determined to improve his life as he was serving the sentence.

She said that he now accepted his use of alcohol, cannabis and cocaine have made his metal health issues worse.

And she said he was looking forward to the forced abstinence he will go through on the inside which will help him with his problems.

“He is going to use the time to improve himself and come out a man, as he put it to me,” she said.

Passing sentence Judge Douglas Field said: “You are a young man of 22 and you do have problems: Asperger’s, ADHD, and you had been given medication and some help in the past.

“But at the material time you decided to put your medication to one side so that you could enjoy drink and drugs and on the night in question you took cocaine, smoked cannabis, and drank a considerable amount of alcohol.

“And you raped this girl who was a young, immature, 16-year-old girl. The two rapes followed each other in pretty short order.”

After jailing him he said: “You will be offered help in custody and you should take full advantage of that and come out a more mature sensible young man so you don’t fall into this behaviour again.”

He also imposed a restraining order banning him from contacting the victim and told him he must register as a sex offender for life.

McIntosh, of Acacia Avenue, Pinehurst, pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape but was convicted following a trial last month.

The victim and her attacker had mutual friends and after he contacted her online she and a pal went to his house in September last year.

One of his mates was also there and the four drank brandy and liqueurs and McIntosh was smoking cannabis and taking cocaine, claiming he got through about a gram.

At about 2.30am, concerned at his drug taking, the girl texted her mum saying ‘Can you please come and get me, I don’t like it here,’ but she was asleep.

McIntosh told the girls they could stay the night at his house, and both agreed, sleeping either side of him in his bed but fully clothed.

During the night he took the girl to the living room where he pushed her on to the sofa and raped her, as she begged him not to.

She was determined to leave and he eventually let her out saying ‘Don’t holler me again’, meaning not to call him.

The girl was examined by a doctor at the police station and found to have a bruise on her neck which had his saliva on it, and other signs of sexual contact.

When he was questioned McIntosh insisted that nothing sexual happened between them and she was jealous because he was paying more attention to her friend.

October 2016

Man guilty of raping girl, 16, in cocaine and booze-fuelled attack

A MAN who raped a 16-year-old girl in a cocaine and booze fuelled attack has been ordered to register as a sex offender.

Luke McIntosh forced himself on the teenager in the living room as his mother slept upstairs.

And the 22-year-old claimed his saliva had been found on the girl’s neck because he had been sneezing after snorting too much of the drug that night.

McIntosh, of Acacia Avenue, Pinehurst, pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape but was convicted following a trial at Swindon Crown Court.

The jury had been told that the defendant had a series of emotional difficulties which meant he had problems picking up non verbal signals.

He also has a tendency to take things literally, is slow to adapt to new situations and is subject to emotional outbursts.

Robert Duval, prosecuting, told the court that although he had been prescribed medication for his problems he had stopped taking them nine months before.

“As he told the police in interview, his medication and alcohol and drugs do not combine,” he said.

“He considered himself old enough to decide what he took and he decided to take alcohol and drugs rather than medication.”

He said the girl and McIntosh had mutual friends and when he got a mobile phone from a mate with the girl’s messaging details on it he started to contact her.

On Friday, September 25, last year the youngster and a friend of hers told their parents they were going to a friend’s birthday, but instead went to McIntosh’s house.

Arriving just after 8pm they went in and, after meeting his mum, the girls went upstairs to his room with him and one of his mates.

He said the four of them were in the bedroom drinking brandy and liqueurs and he was smoking cannabis and taking cocaine.

As the evening went on the defendant’s mate tried to get together with the other girl, but when she showed no interest he left.

At about 2.30am, concerned at his drug taking, the girl texted her mother saying ‘Can you please come and get me, I don’t like it here,’ but she was asleep.

McIntosh told the girls they could stay the night at his house, and both agreed, sleeping either side of him in his bed but fully clothed.

Mr Duval said that during the night he took the girl to the living room where he pushed her on to the sofa and raped her, while she begged him not to.

He then went to the toilet but returned to force himself on her again and during the attack he bit her neck.

She was determined to leave and after getting a knife and talking about stabbing people, he let her out saying ‘Don’t holler me again’, meaning not to call him.

The girl then contacted her sister’s boyfriend, who lived nearby, and reported what had happened to her.

She was examined by a doctor at the police station and found to have a 2cm by 3cm bruise on her neck which had his saliva on it and other signs of sexual contact.

When he was questioned McIntosh insisted that nothing sexual happened between them and she was jealous because he was paying more attention to her friend.

After he was convicted Judge Douglas Field released him on bail until Friday, November 18, so a pre-sentence report can be prepared.