November 2018

Man found guilty of rape and indecent assault

A pervert is facing a long jail term after being convicted of rape and indecent assault.

A jury of six women and six men convicted 43-year-old Jason Mark Le Chevere on all 13 charges – comprising 11 indecent assaults and two rapes – against two children.

He will now return to the Royal Court on Friday for a sentencing date to be fixed.

Over the course of a four-day trial, jurors heard evidence from the two victims via pre-recorded interviews with the police and by live video-link.

Due to their young age, the victims did not appear in the court.

Prosecuting, Crown Advocate Simon Thomas had argued that the girls had no reason to lie about their claims of abuse at the defendant’s hands.

He said, while they made their reports independently, there were many ‘similarities’ in their accounts.

Le Chevere did not offer evidence in his defence.

However, his advocate, Ian Jones, argued that the evidence presented by the girls was too inconsistent and unreliable to meet the high bar the jury should require for a conviction.

The jurors deliberated for almost four hours before arriving at their decision.

Le Chevere will await sentencing in La Moye prison