Suffolk

Sex obsessed garage owner Trevor Wright jailed for 19 years

Ipswich Crown Court
Image caption Trevor Wright committed the offences in the 1970s and 1980s

A "sex obsessed" garage owner who preyed on schoolgirls in the 1970s and 80s has been jailed for 19 years.

Trevor Wright, 67, of Ballingdon Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, was found guilty at Ipswich Crown Court of five charges of rape and seven of sexual assault.

He had already admitted six more sex assaults on the same three victims.

Judge Martyn Levett told Wright he should sign the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

'Sex obsessed'

Wright's offending took place between 1977 and 1989, one rape occurred in a car belonging to a customer at his garage in Ballingdon Street.

Other offences took place at a stables where Wright kept a horse.

Giving evidence, Wright said he was "sex obsessed" and admitted rubbing himself against the girls for sexual gratification but denied committing any sexual assaults or rapes.

He told police he had been a heavy drinker and suffered from memory problems.

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