Man who carried out 'terrifying' sex attack at gunpoint jailed for 16 years

Glen Roe Credit: Humberside Police

A man who carried out a terrifying sex attack on a woman at gunpoint after smashing his way into her home has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Glen Roe, of no fixed address, pointed the handgun at the woman's head and told her he planned to kill her and himself after the attack.

The 45 year old rapist got into the woman's house in Worksop through a ground floor window in the early hours of August 2, 2018. He left without discharging the gun after saying he intended to have a shootout with police.

Police said the victim was terrified throughout the incident and thought the gun was real - although investigations later confirmed it was an imitation firearm.

Roe was charged with two offences of rape, a sexual assault, making threats to kill and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear.

He denied the offences but was found guilty on all counts on Friday 1 February after a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

I’m very pleased with the sentence. This was an extremely distressing attack for the victim and she has shown a great deal of bravery throughout this trial. The sentencing reflects the seriousness of Roe’s crimes and I hope it can bring some comfort to the victim.”

Detective Constable Janet Percival,