Connect with us

Metro

71 Year-Old Man Faces Jail Time For Raping Disabled Man Up To 150 Times

Published

on

A pensioner faces up to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty of the repeated rape of a disabled man over a period of four years.

Christopher Fallon, 71, tricked the vulnerable man in order to rape him for what prosecutors believe could have been anything up to 150 times.

Fallon befriended the younger man and won his trust, then he began raping him.

Plymouth Crown Court heard how the predator could have raped the younger man up to 150 times over four years. But the victim’s disabilities meant he would not have always realised what was going on.

Fallon claimed two vibrators from Ann Summers were massage tools but they were only for his sexual gratification.

Loading...

The jury heard how the victim eventually became afraid to say no to Fallon because he feared he would be asked to pay for the massages.

Fallon even claimed that his so-called treatment would help his victim with his sexual problems.

Opening the case for the Crown Prosecution Service Kelly Scrivener said:

“Fallon was at one stage going around every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Rather than saying something happened 50 times, 100 times or 150 times, we have simplified the indictment.”

But Fallon told the court that he never massaged the man, let alone touch him indecently. He denied 18 counts of sexual abuse including four of rape.

He was convicted of all counts by a jury and remanded in custody so a probation officer can assess the danger he poses before his sentencing next month.

Addressing the defendant, Recorder Richard Shepherd said:

“You have been found guilty of some incredibly serious offences committed on a very vulnerable adult. You preyed upon him, you deceived him and you ultimately raped him. You are facing a serious custodial sentence measured in years and years.”

Fallon faces more than 10 years in prison for four counts of rape, 10 of sexual assault and four of causing a person to engage in sexual activity. The pensioner, who was previously married and has children, is to be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on February 17.

The case was so shocking that the judge encouraged jurors in the case to seek counselling.

Recorder Richard Shepherd showed his appreciation for the jury and urged them to seek counselling if they were troubled by the sickening case.

He added: “If you find yourselves thinking about this case unduly then please speak to someone about this.”

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Metro

Twin Sisters Wed Twin Brothers In Lagos

Published

on

Twin brothers, Tayelolu Joshua and Kehinde Caleb have melted hearts after marrying their twin sweethearts at a ceremony in Lagos.

The duo were joined in holy matrimony to another set of identical twins, Taiwo Eunice and Kehinde Bernice Elejofi at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Tribe of Judah, Lagos.

Interestingly, the groomsmen were a set of identical twins as well. The epoch-making event was actually a celebration of twins. The groomsmen were Elijah and Enoch Olatunji.

Tribune newspaper reports that the grooms, from Modakeke, Osun State, were so close they did everything together right from when they were very little. They attended the same primary and secondary schools, studied the same course – Physical Health Education – for their first degree at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where they both graduated in 2014 with First Class. The two of them also got Commonwealth scholarship for their Master’s degrees in the United Kingdom. They are currently pursuing the same career in gospel music.

But fate intervened in their affairs when it was time for their national youth service and, for the first time ever, they got separated. Kehinde (which is the Yoruba name given to the one controversially presumed to be the older of twin brothers or sisters) was posted to Katsina State, while Tayelolu (or Taiwo) was posted to Anambra State.

Loading...

In an interview with Saturday Tribune, the brothers said the relationships with their women started a few days after their last birthday. Kehinde Bernice Elejofi had sent a Facebook message to Kehinde Caleb Ayansola to wish him a happy birthday, a development which got them talking. After some time, the brothers decided to visit the ladies in their school, University of Lagos, Akoka. As the saying goes, the rest is now history.

According to the Ayansola brothers, they had always wanted to marry twin sisters and they cannot be more excited with the grace to realise this dream.

“We have lots of common interests. We share virtually everything, including our finances. We do not want this closeness to come to an end as we have heard of cases where women become an issue. Therefore, we felt that getting married to twin sisters who also have the kind of relationship we have would further cement our relationship,” Kehinde said.

However, the search was not easy for the Ayansolas. They met several twin sisters and were in earlier relationships with two which hit the rocks. According to Taiwo, the last relationships they had were emotionally stressful as they struggled with them right from the start.

“We made our intention clear to the twin sisters from the beginning. We told them we wanted very serious relationships. But as much as we tried to make the relationships work, the ladies did not cooperate with us. In August 2018, we ended the relationships,” Kehinde said.

But this setback did not discourage these two brothers from keeping their hope of marrying another set of twins alive. Taiwo said they were convinced in their resolve as they prayed and fasted for 120 days over their search for their life partners. “After the prayers and fasting, we continued our search, although we were not desperate,” Taiwo said.

Kehinde Caleb initiated the Facebook chat with Kehinde Bernice and told his brother Taiwo about it. Tayelolu Joshua also decided to engage in a chat with Taiwo Eunice, after which they visited the ladies in school in Lagos – all the way from Ibadan. From the series of chats that followed the first meeting, it was evident that the twin brothers were not disappointed by what they saw. And when they eventually asked the big, four-word question, the future seemed bright enough for them. Although the proposal was done separately, the response from the ladies was the same – “Yes!”

While not closing their eyes to the challenges marriage comes with, the twin brothers are optimistic that they will overcome the hurdles. They said they intend to spend more time with their spouses. “My wife and I stand as an entity. Kehinde stands with his wife. Now I make decisions with my wife,” Taiwo said.

The brides, Taiwo Eunice and Kehinde Bernice Elejofi, told Saturday Tribune that unlike their men, they had no previous relationships. The two, students of Biology Education at the University of Lagos, revealed that they turned down several earlier suitors because they felt no connections with them. But when the Ayansola twins paid them a visit in school, they felt like kindred spirits and three days later, things began to happen for them seamlessly.

According to Kehinde Bernice, when the brothers opened their hearts to them, they informed their parents and their response was positive. “I was confident about the relationship. We informed our parents and we thank God they gave their blessing and now here we are,” she said with a broad smile.

However, when the relationship turned into marriage prospect, they were a bit cautious, being students, but they were convinced. According to Taye Eunice, when Kehinde told her the Ayansolas would be paying them a visit, she readily agreed to it, and when Tayelolu Joshua called days later to say that he liked her and would want them to be in a relationship, she was surprised. “I told him I would think about it,” she said.

The Elejofi twins believe that God has been involved in their marital affairs from the beginning. They are audaciously hoping to give birth to sets of twin boys.

Elijah Olatunji, one of the twin groomsmen, had met Tayelolu Ayansola in Anambra State where they both served as members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Incidentally, Tayelolu Ayansola handed over to Elijah as an executive of a religious group of corpers in that state. He recalled that when he knew about Tayelolu’s plan, marriage-wise, he aligned with it. “It may be unrealistic to some people, but me, no. What they were thinking about at that time was what God really wanted. As they grew, they actually came to understand the leading of the Spirit,” he said.

The brides’ parents were filled with joy. Pastor Elejofi, the father, said he and their mother knew, right from their birth, that this (their daughters’ marriage to twin brothers) might happen. “While they were growing up, we were told that the girls would be unique and different from others. All this we kept to ourselves and as they grew older, we began to see some of these things. Also, Pastor (Mrs) Elijofi, said their girls had done them proud as they got married. We trained them in the way of the Lord and I am happy they did not depart from it,” she said.

“They should live in their marriages according to biblical doctrines that they are one. There should be no secrets and they should be open to one another. And when challenges come, they should look unto God,” she advised.

Continue Reading

Metro

Port Harcourt Serial Killer David West Appears In Court Wearing ‘5 Nights Of Glory’ Tag

Published

on

Port Harcourt suspected serial killer Gracious David West appeared in a court wearing a ‘5 nights of glory’ tag of Pastor David Ibiyeomie‘s church on Friday.

ORIENTAL TIMES has spotted a picture of Gracious David West wearing a ‘5 nights of glory’ tag to court for the hearing on the murder case which was stalled due to the absence of Vincent Chuku, David West’s Counsel in court to continue with cross-examination of Prosecution witnesses.

Child Ekeh, State Prosecution Counsel and Lezina Amegwa, Counsel to the 2nd Defendant, Nimi ThankGod, told the court that they tried reaching David West’s Counsel but all their effort proved abortive.

The trial Judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, told the court that Vincent Chuku, Counsel to Gracious David West, cannot withdraw from the suit on his own.

The Judge thereby gave an order that hearing notice should be served on Vincent Chuku before the next adjourned date.

Loading...

Justice Adolphus Enebeli however adjourned the matter to 24th January.

Recall that West, in 2019, was arrested for killing over 15 girls in different hotels in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Owerri. His usual method was to get the girls to his hotel room, threaten them, then tie their hands and legs with clothes before killing them.

He recently identified 7 of his victims in the mortuary.

Continue Reading

Metro

Vietnam Court Jails Nigerian, 2 Cameroonians Total Of 49 Years For Conning Vietnamese Women Out Of $65,000

Published

on

Three men from Nigeria and Cameroon will spend 15-18 years in jail for cheating two Vietnamese women to the tune of more than VND1.5 billion ($65,800).

Nigerian Ifeanyi Matthew Anthony, 29, and Cameroonians Nguyen Hang Tcheuko Minh, 36, and Mothe De Fouda Paul Martial, 30, were sentenced to jail by the Can Tho People’s Court in southern Vietnam on Thursday, January 16, for “obtaining property by fraud”

The three men joined a group of African fraudsters, apparently led by a man called Papa, who contacted women on Facebook and cheated them through various schemes.

One scheme was to ask Vietnamese women to receive and hold large sums of money to be given to members of the group when they arrive to live in Vietnam. The women would be given 10 percent of the money for their trouble. However, they would have to pay “customs fees” first in order to receive the money.

Another scheme was to advertise a $100,000 solution that could be used to make money with blank paper.

Loading...

The three defendants tricked a woman from Can Tho and another from the central province of Phu Yen between December 2017 and April 2018. They conned more than VND1 billion from the Can Tho resident and VND528 million from the one in Phu Yen.

Minh and Martial were arrested by Can Tho police on April 6, 2018. Anthony was arrested shortly after.

Minh was a footballer who acquired Vietnamese citizenship in 2013 and played for V League in 2015.

While Minh admitted to his crime, Anthony and Martial said they were only following Papa’s instructions.

Finding all three defendants guilty, the court sentenced Minh to 16 years in prison, Anthony 18 years and Martial 15 years respectively.

Continue Reading
Advertisement