Repeat sex attacker jailed for 11 years

THE first man in Suffolk to be placed on the sex offenders register to offend again is back behind bars today after being convicted for a string of charges, including a triple rape of a schoolgirl.

THE first man in Suffolk to be placed on the sex offenders register to offend again is back behind bars today after being convicted for a string of charges, including a triple rape of a schoolgirl.

Race horse boss Gerrard Wynne, 33, who was living at the Brickfield Stud, Exning, near Newmarket, was sentenced to 11 years at Ipswich Crown Court today.

Jurors found him guilty of nine offences, including three counts of rape and two indecent assaults on the girl when she was 10 or 11.

But he was convicted of four indecent assaults on two other young girls.


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Sentencing, Judge John Holt told him that aggravating features included the childrens' age and that he had been put into a position of trust.

He was handed an eight-year jail term for all the sex attacks against the eleven-year-old girl and three years to run consecutively for the other offences.

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Wynne denied all these charges, and another of indecently assaulting a fourth girl. The jury found him not guilty on that offence.

Wynne had elected not to give evidence during the trial.

He was previously imprisoned in 1996 for three indecent assault and three counts of gross indecency. He was then placed on the sex offenders register.

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