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.
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.”
Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Man For Allegedly Sodomizing Underaged Boys In Anambra
A 21-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Anambra state for allegedly sodomizing underage boys in the state.
Police arrest 21-year-old man for allegedly sodomizing underaged boys in Anambra lailasnews
The suspect identified as Obimeze Maduabuchi Augustine, of Ofianta village, Nsugbe, in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state, was arrested for allegedly having carnal knowledge with two boys, aged five and seven respectively, on different occasions.
This was made known in a statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed.
The spokesperson said Obimese was arrested by the police detectives attached to B’ Division, Awka, following a tip-off. According to a statement, the suspect voluntarily confessed to committing the crime and blamed his acts on peer group influences.
“The scene of the crime was visited by the police detectives and the two victims, all boys, were taken to the hospital for medical examination.” Haruna said
Haruna said the state commissioner of police, CP John B. Abang, has ordered the transfer of the case to the state criminal investigation department (CID) for discreet investigations after which the suspect would be charged to court.
Police Rescue Baby Girl Dumped In The Bush In Anambra
Men of the Anambra state police command have rescued a baby girl that was abandoned in a bush in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the police division in the locality received a report from members of the vigilante that a baby looking very sickly but still alive was found in the bush. The detectives immediately visited the scene and rescued the baby.
“Commander, Nnokwa Vigilante group in Umueshi Village, Nnokwa, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State reported at Nnobi Police Station that a baby girl was abandoned by an unknown person inside Nnokwa bush.
Following the report, police operatives visited the scene, rescued the baby alive but very sickly and rushed her to Chukwu Nonso Hospital for medical attention.
The baby is gradually responding to treatment and will be handed over to Social Welfare for proper care while effort is ongoing to trace the parents in order to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident
Anyone with useful information about the child should report at Nnobi Divisional Police Station or contact PPRO Anambra State Police Command on GSM no 08060970639.” the statement read
Woman Pretending To Be Blind Is Exposed And Apprehended In Ebonyi
A woman pretending to be blind for financial gains was apprehended in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The woman was reportedly arrested by SA to Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Mineral Resources & Environmental Management.
The woman, who is from Imo State, stands by the Union Bank Junction in Abakaliki to beg for alms.
She allegedly applies Rob ointment to her eyes and this makes her tear up, she then keeps the eye shut while one of her children leads her by the hand. When the effect of the balm wears off, she allegedly reapplies it.
When the woman was caught, her eyes were forced open and nothing appeared to be wrong with them.
The Governor’s Aide, according to reports, took the woman to the old government house after uncovering her deceit.
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