January 2021

Neil Glover held gun to woman’s head as he raped her

This man held a gun to a woman’s head as he raped her – and was handed an extended sentence after a judge deemed him to be dangerous.

Neil Glover was sentenced to 18 years behind bars for two offences of rape, assault by penetration and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to commit rape.

He was found guilty of these crimes after a trial at Bournemouth Crown Court.

The 48-year-old was issued with an extended period of licence to run for seven years, meaning Judge Jonathan Fuller QC sentenced him to a total of 25 years at a hearing on Friday, January 8.

He was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the sex offenders’ register for an indefinite period.

A police detective described Glover’s actions as “a truly horrifying sexual attack”.

The defendant, of no fixed abode, had made contact with the victim, a woman aged in her 50s, to book a massage appointment at her address in Christchurch on the evening of Monday, February 10, last year.

During the course of the massage Glover forcibly touched the victim inappropriately without her consent. She managed to stop Glover, to which he then immediately apologised.

Following further apologies from the defendant, he asked for another appointment that was eventually agreed to by the victim. He visited her address again two days later on Wednesday, February 12.

During the appointment, when the victim had her back to him, Glover pulled out what she believed to be a gun and held it to her head.

The defendant forced her to perform oral sex on him before raping her.

The matter was reported to police by the victim the following day and Glover was arrested at the Bournemouth address he was staying in.

During a search of the premises officers found five imitation firearms, including a replica pistol that matched the description given by the victim.

When interviewed by officers Glover claimed that all the sexual activity had been consensual but made no comment to questions around the use of the firearm.