May 2017

Chelmsford man who raped a child after taking crystal meth sees jail term slashed

A Chelmsford rapist who was high on crystal meth when he raped a 15-year-old girl has seen his nine-year jail term slashed by top judges.

Greg Skinner, 20, forced himself on the vulnerable young girl when high on drink and drugs in 2015.

He admitted the rape and was sentenced to nine years at Chelmsford Crown Court last September.

But today, after an appeal by his lawyers, three senior judges in London slashed the “excessive” term to only six years and nine months.