June 1998

Man caged for rape of girl 23 years ago

A MAN who raped a girl of 14 and made her pregnant in 1975 was jailed for eight years yesterday.

His victim waited until the baby was 21 before she reported the attacks to police.

Jobless Jeffrey Colley, 56, was convicted of three rapes and indecent assault which he denied.

DNA samples from the child matched those from Colley, Winchester crown court heard.

Colley, of Bournemouth, Dorset, claimed the girl had agreed to sex, but the court heard he threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

Judge Richard Price told him: “In no way was she a consenting party. You threatened her.”