December 2017

Rapist sentenced to 13 years

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.’