December 2018

Kettering man jailed for raping young girl

A Kettering binman has been jailed for raping a young girl.

Alister Malsher, 24, admitted the attacks which happened between August and November 2016 and has been jailed for nine years.

Malsher admitted at least 15 counts of raping a girl starting when she was just 12

He also admitted causing a child under the age of 13 to watch pornographic videos for his own sexual gratification.

Malsher of St Mary’s Road, who admitted his guilt last month midway through a trial at Northampton Crown Court, was also placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely.

A jury was dismissed on day four of the planned week-long trial – during which the victim and another young person had been forced to give evidence – when Malsher changed his plea to guilty on all counts.

They were told that at the time of the offences Malsher was a drummer with a band based at a Kettering church.

The court heard Malsher had groomed his victim and then raped her on a number of occasions at an address in the town.

November 2018

Kettering man admits 15 rape charges after victim forced to take stand

A Kettering child rapist compelled his young victim to give evidence in court this week, before changing his plea to guilty.

Alister Malsher, who had been a drummer a Kettering church, changed his plea on day four of a week-long trial at Northampton Crown Court but not until after the victim, who was just 12 at the time of the offences, and another young witness had given evidence to the court.

Malsher, aged 24, of The Grove, admitted at least 15 counts of raping a girl between August and November 2016.

He also admitted causing a child under the age of 13 to watch pornographic videos for his own sexual gratification.

A Northampton Crown Court jury was dismissed on day four of the trial when Malsher – after first denying the allegations – changed his plea to guilty on all counts.

They were told that Malsher worked as a binman and, at the time of the offences, was a drummer with a band based at a church in Kettering.

The court heard Malsher had groomed his victim and then raped her on a number of occasions.

Judge Marcus Tregilgas-Davey warned Malsher that he could expect a significant jail term when he next appears in court for sentencing on December 17.