December 2017

Convicted sex offender admits rape offences

A convicted sex offender has admitted to further sexual offences

Christopher Paul Charlton, 46 of Jubilee Road Carlisle appeared at Carlisle Crown Court were he admitted nine counts of rape against a child and one count of sexual activity with a child

The court was told that he subjected the girl to multiple rapes when she was aged between 13 and 16 years old. 

The offences took place between 2013 and 2016

Charlton was remanded in custody until January 17th, when he will re-appear to be sentenced

July 2017: Charlton has now been released

November 2016

Carlisle man jailed for sexual assault

A man who sexually assaulted a teenager after plying her with alcohol has been jailed for 16 months.

Christopher Paul Charlton, 45, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court. He had previously admitted a charge of sexual assault following an incident on 11th September.

The court heard how Charlton was arrested by police after his victim was “found in the street in distress”.

Since then she had suffered from anxiety, sleeplessness and spent nights reliving her ordeal.

Passing sentence, the judge, Mr Justice Davis, said he was unable to impose the suspended jail term that had been sought on the defendant’s behalf.

“You know what you did was very serious indeed,” the judge told Charlton, of Jubilee Road, Carlisle. “You had plied her with alcohol.”