Glasgow & West Scotland

Allan Rodgers sentenced for sex assaults on three models

A photographer who indecently assaulted three models he lured to photo shoots in Glasgow, Ayrshire and Fife has been given a three year probation order.

Allan Rodgers, 56, contacted the women, aged 25, 33, and 42, through their personal websites and arranged to take pictures of them in their underwear.

During the photo shoots, he used the opportunity to sexually assault them.

Following his conviction at Glasgow Sheriff Court, Rodgers was told to carry out 240 hours unpaid work.

Rodgers was also told he must attend a sex offenders programme in Ayrshire.

At a previous hearing, he was also placed on the sex offenders register.

'Vulnerable women'

Rodgers, from Girvan, South Ayrshire, was found guilty of the offences, between February 2009 and May 2010, by Sheriff John Beckett QC during a hearing in August.

Passing sentence on Monday, Sheriff Beckett told Rodgers: "If I were to send you to prison you would be out in a matter of months."

Previously, the sheriff told Rodgers he believed that he had manipulated the situations to have time with the women - who cannot be named for legal reasons - when they were "isolated and vulnerable".

He described Rodgers as "manipulating women who were pursuing hopes and ambitions" and causing them to take risks they might not ordinarily take.

It was said on Rodgers behalf that he had reflected on his behaviour and realised it had to be challenged and he no longer worked in the "entertainment industry".

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