Rapist jailed over dozens of charges

A PROFILIC rapist from Weston has been jailed for 17 years.

A PROFILIC rapist from Weston has been jailed for 17 years.

Christopher Martin has been convicted of 33 counts of rape and 10 serious acts of assault and gross indecency offences over the past two decades.

The 52-year-old of Holmes Road, was arrested by police in December 2005 and jailed today (Friday) at Bristol Crown Court.

It followed an extensive investigation into a series of incidents dating back to 1985, in which he had raped women throughout the North Somerset area.

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The police investigation was launched after victims reported incidents to police in 2005.

Weston CID, DC Philip Aspinall, said: "We are pleased with the verdict and hope that this should give some closure for the victims of this appalling series of crimes.

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