52-year-old man groomed and raped 3 teen neighbors 13 timesBy William Martin 1:05 PM December 4, 2017
A man took advantage of 3 young girls and persuaded them into numerous humiliating sexual encounters, according to the police in the United Kingdom.
East Preston police said that they have arrested 52-year-old Wayne Gavin Mathura after being accused of raping the girls, including a 13-year-old, multiple times over a period of several years.
Mathura was convicted of 13 counts of rape and sexual assault at the Hove Crown Court.
Mathura was sentenced to serve 13 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.
He will also have to register as a sex offender for life.
Mathura had been convicted at the Hove Crown Court of 13 counts of rape and sexual assault committed over a 4 year period on 3 girls who were aged between 13 and 17.
According to the police investigation, Mathura knew all three girls.
The girls and their family members lived near Mathura.
Detective Constable Simon Thorne, speaking on behalf of Detective Constable Jennie Hutchinson who jointly investigated the case, said; “Mathura got to know the girls by seeing them in the street near his home and through knowing some of their relatives.
“Over a period of time, he systematically took advantage of their vulnerability and naivety and groomed them into a series of humiliating sexual encounters. This man is dangerous and preys on vulnerable women after gaining their trust.
“We hope that this sentence will prevent any other women from ever suffering at his hands again, and will also most importantly encourage any other women who have been such victims to come forward to the police.”