Rapist's parents speak out

SELWYN Duberry's parents today spoke up for the 41-year-old paedophile who was released on licence three years into a six-year prison sentence.Yesterday one of his victims - his stepdaughter Fallon Adams - shed her cloak of anonymity to tell The Evening Star how being raped twice by Duberry, as well as being abused from the age of 12, had affected her.

SELWYN Duberry's parents today spoke up for the 41-year-old paedophile who was released on licence three years into a six-year prison sentence.

Yesterday one of his victims - his stepdaughter Fallon Adams - shed her cloak of anonymity to tell The Evening Star how being raped twice by Duberry, as well as being abused from the age of 12, had affected her.

Duberry's second rape victim, who he assaulted when she was 14, also spoke of the horrendous emotional toll his attack has had on her and her family.

However James and Isobel Duberry, of Morland Road, said there was another side to their son.


You may also want to watch:


Mrs Duberry, who is Selwyn Duberry's stepmother, said: “I have known Selwyn from a youngster and he always has respect for his mum and dad. I have always got on with him.

“He is a good lad and I wouldn't say anything bad about him. He's caring and a lovely bloke.”

Most Read

Asked what they would say to people who believed Duberry, formerly of Poppy Close, Ipswich, was just a predator, Mr Duberry indicated he may not be fully convinced of his son's guilt.

He said: “It's wrong if he did it, but we don't know. We weren't there.”

Selwyn Duberry's stepdaughter, Fallon, found out about his release after her mum, Carol, discovered it by chance when someone told her while she was on a trip to the shops near her home in Reynolds Avenue.

At the time Mrs Adams was told there was going to be a party at Mr and Mrs Duberry's house in Morland Road to celebrate his release.

It is a claim which has upset Mr and Mrs Duberry, who deny there was any celebration to coincide with their son's release.

Mr Duberry said: “We didn't have a party around here for his release.

Mrs Duberry said: “My children phoned to say they were coming round, but we didn't have a party. It was my children and grandchildren and it was just a little get together.”

Since Carol Adams raised the matter of her opposition to Selwyn Duberry coming back to Ipswich, he has been sent to Cambridge where he is now on licence.

N What do you think? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter