Man jailed for raping victim and using an imitation firearm
A man who arranged to have massages from a woman in Christchurch was jailed on Friday, after he was convicted of raping her during the appointments that he had made.
Neil Glover, aged 47, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment and given an extended licence period of a further seven years. He was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be placed on the sex offenders’ register.
Glover contacted the victim to arrange a massage appointment on 10 February 2020. During this appointment he sexually assaulted the victim, before she managed to stop him. He apologised for his behaviour and acted like nothing had happened.
On 12 February 2020, Glover managed to persuade the victim to give him a second appointment. On this occasion, Glover produced an imitation firearm which he held to her head, forced her to perform oral sex on him, and then raped her.
At a trial in November 2020, jurors at Salisbury Crown Court unanimously concluded that Glover was guilty of two counts of rape, having an imitation firearm with intent, and assault by penetration.
Tracy Harris, CPS Wessex, said: “Glover’s actions have, understandably, had a profound effect on the victim in this case, who bravely reported this matter to police and gave compelling evidence at the trial.
“Glover claimed that the victim consented to the sexual activities, but the victim’s evidence and weight of the prosecution case proved that this was completely untrue.
“We hope that the victim in this case will feel that justice has been delivered, and that the conclusion of the case will bring some small comfort to her.”
Notes to editors
These types of crimes are devastating and can have a lasting impact. The CPS is committed to prosecuting rape and serious sexual offences and has launched a five year strategy, RASSO 2025, to deliver ongoing focus and commitment to delivering justice for victims.