Sick rapist put in jail
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.