Assistant head Jonathan Rowe ‘raped blindfolded woman’ (News)


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Jonathan Rowe’s assaults have been described as “wicked”

An assistant faculty principal who filmed himself raping a blindfolded woman has been jailed for 11 years.

Chemistry instructor Jonathan Rowe, 49, abused the woman when she was aged eight to 10.

The previous Eggbuckland Group School instructor admitted a collection of sexual offences together with three rapes.

Sentencing him at Exeter Crown Courtroom on Friday, Choose David Evans stated Rowe had lived a “double life” and described his actions as “wicked”.

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The courtroom heard Rowe raped the woman whereas she was asleep and transferred footage of his assaults on to his faculty laptop computer.

He was caught after the woman instructed her mom Rowe had blindfolded her whereas asking her to pose for photos.

Investigations revealed the mom of a six-year-old woman had beforehand warned Rowe about his behaviour after discovering him enjoying together with her half-naked daughter in a seashore rock pool.

Officers additionally discovered a video of a 13-year-old woman on a trampoline during which he had targeted on her breasts.

‘Appalling actions’

Rowe, of Larger Dean, Buckfastleigh, additionally admitted two counts of sexual exercise with a toddler, 5 of taking indecent pictures of his victims, and three of constructing indecent pictures by downloading them from the web.

Choose Evans stated: “You clearly have a sexual curiosity in kids. Sadly, you translated that sexual curiosity into the precise abuse of this woman.”

Rowe was given a one-year prolonged licence, ordered to signal the intercourse offenders register for all times and banned from going inside 50m of any faculty or taking pictures or movies of youngsters.

Will Willden, defending, stated Rowe regretted what he had completed and appreciated the injury brought on to others.

A spokeswoman for the NSPCC stated Rowe had “preyed knowingly on a weak younger woman to fulfil his wicked sexual fantasies”.

She added: “His appalling actions have betrayed the belief positioned in him and it is important his sufferer receives the appropriate assist to recuperate from what has occurred.”


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