Sick rapist put in jail

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A for­mer soldier from Cam­bus­lang has been jailed for seven years for the hor­rific rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Christo­pher Rodgers raped the teenager re­peat­edly over a six-month pe­riod.

He was also or­dered to be mon­i­tored in the com­mu­nity for two years af­ter his re­lease

A vile sex beast who raped a 14-year-old girl over a six­month pe­riod has been caged for seven years.

For­mer soldier Christo­pher Rodgers, whose ad­dress was given as Sherry Heights in Cam­bus­lang, car­ried out the at­tacks be­tween De­cem­ber 2013 and June 2014.

Pae­dophile Rodgers (28), was con­victed at the High Court in Glas­gow of re­peated rape on the girl, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons.

Judge Ken­neth Maciver QC also or­dered Rodgers to be mon­i­tored in the com­mu­nity for two years af­ter his re­lease from prison be­cause of the risk he poses to the public.

Judge Maciver told per­vert Rodgers: “You re­peat­edly raped a 14-year-old girl over a six-month pe­riod.

“You knew she was vul­ner­a­ble.

“Sex­ual in­ter­course with you was never a mat­ter of choice for her, it was forced upon her.

“The girl says in her vic­tim im­pact state­ment she has con­tin­u­ing dis­tress and emo­tional dif­fi­cul­ties be­cause of the crime of rape per­pe­trated on her.”

Rodgers’ de­fence coun­sel Dale Hughes said: “He served in the Army and did one tour in North­ern Ire­land and two tours in Afghanistan.

“He suf­fered from post trau­matic stress dis­or­der.”

Rodgers was placed on the sex of­fend­ers’ register.

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