Rapist is jailed for 17 years

A man has been jailed for 17 years for a string of horrific rapes and sexual assaults on two children.

Friday, 16th December 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2016, 10:06 am
Christopher Jameson has been caged for 17 years at Preston Crown Court

Christopher Jameson’s victims were just five and 12 when he abused them, Preston Crown Court heard.

The 58-year-old, of Linden Place, Bispham, leaned on his walking stick and rocked back and forth in the dock as he was finally brought to justice at Preston Crown Court more than a decade after some of his vile crimes.

Wearing headphones to assist his hearing, he appeared to show no emotion as Judge Stuart Baker imposed the lengthy sentence.

Jameson denied his guilt throughout a trial, accusing one victim of making up what happened, but was eventually convicted by jurors.

Describing his crimes as “the grossest breach of trust”, Judge Baker said: “You have been convicted by the jury of raping a girl as young as 12 and continuing when she was 13 at that time you were in your 40s, clearly a responsible adult and there was a huge disparity between your ages.

“The charges were specimen charges. It’s not possible for me to identify how many times you committed that offence but it is clear from the jury’s verdicts you committed that offences on numerous occasions – at the very least five.

“Both victims have suffered significant psychological harm.

“These were persistent offences. You showed no remorse whatsoever and your case at trial was not merely a denial – you accused the girl of fabricating her evidence which plainly the jury found was an invention on your part.”

The charges included raping a girl between the ages of 12 and 14, and one occasion attacking her with a sex toy when she was just 13.

He was also found guilty of kissing a five-year-old girl.

It was also revealed he had a conviction for an indecent assault in 1974 when he was 16.

Jameson will be on the Sex Offender’s Register and barring list for the rest of his life.

He will be subject to a mandatory one year extended licence on his release from prison.