June 2018

Serial rapist facing life behind bars

A serial rapist has been warned he could face life in prison after being found guilty of 24 sex attacks and a common assault.

Stuart Hooper, 44, subjected two adults and two children to the “horrific and utterly depraved” attacks.

They included 14 rapes, including four on a child under 13, five indecent assaults, three sexual assaults including one on a child under 13, one assault by penetration and one offence of inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity. 

He was also found guilty of one common assault.

The jury was told the offences were committed at various times over the last 20 years.

Hooper, formerly of Chilwell, denied the offences but was found guilty at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 21 June) after a nine-day trial. He was remanded in custody for sentencing on August 10. 

Judge Gregory Dickinson QC warned Hooper he will consider giving him a life sentence.