Man sentenced to five years for a rape

Stuart McPherson of St Osyth Road, Clacton sentenced to five years in prison for rape.
Stuart McPherson of St Osyth Road, Clacton sentenced to five years in prison for rape. Credit: Essex Police

A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a rape in Clacton. 44-year-old Stuart McPherson of St Osyth Road, Clacton, was convicted of rape and assault at Chelmsford Crown Court after trial.

The offence occurred at a flat in Clacton on February 13, 2013 where he assaulted a 50-year-old victim from the town.

Investigating officer, Rachel Evemy said: "The judge in his summing up described the victim as having great restraint, dignity and style in giving her evidence.

"She did it in open court without special measures and was extremely brave.

"I would like to praise her for her courage, and hope this serves as a message to other victims out there that they can feel confident in reporting what has happened to them to police and we will give them all the support they need through the court process.”

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