April 2017

Rapist faces long jail term for child sex abuse

A 22-year-old Gloucester man has been told to expect a long jail term after he admitted subjecting two girls to rape and one to sexual abuse over an eleven-year-period.

Dwain Rogers of Gurney Avenue, Tuffley, was due to stand jury trial today after a jury in a previous trial held in November could not reach majority verdicts – even after seven hours deliberation.

But at the last minute Rogers pleaded guilty today to the rape of a child under 13, the rape of a child under 16 and the sexual assault of a child under 13.

Rogers also pleaded guilty to inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Defending, Anjali Gohil had asked for a ‘Goodyear’ direction – an indication of the maximum sentence imposed based on her client pleading guilty to five of the 13 original sex offences on the three girls he was charged with.

Judge Jamie Tabor said there would be a maximum sentence of 11 years for all five offences.

Rogers then pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on Thursday afternoon.

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