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Rapist sentenced to 13 years

Martin Jegou Credit: The States of Jersey Police

A 51-year-old man in Jersey has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls.

Martin Jegou, formally known as Martin Richardson, was found guilty of 11 offences which included rape, indecent assault and procuring acts of gross indecency. The abuse was carried between 1996 and 2003.

Jegou has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

The States of Jersey Police said 'the victims should have felt safe in his company, but were in fact sexually abused by him and deprived of their innocence at an early age, involving an appalling breach of trust.'

The victims have shown incredible courage in reporting the abuse they suffered to the police and since the initial disclosures have shown strength and commitment in supporting the investigation to its conclusion. The huge emotional impact on the victims is impossible to quantify but without doubt long-lasting. We hope that the sentence handed down today will help them to rebuild their lives.

– The States of Jersey Police