Paedophile sentenced to further five years in jail after admitting two rape charges

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A Northamptonshire man who is currently serving a seven-year jail term has been given a further five years in prison after he admitted two charges of rape.

Christopher Rodgers, aged 44, of Welford Avenue, Irthlingborough, was found guilty of sexual activity with a child after a trial in January and sentenced Rodgers to seven years in jail.

He was also sentenced to a further two months after he admitting failing to attend court on a previous occasion.

On Thursday, Northampton Crown Court heard Rodgers pleaded guilty to two counts of raping a woman.

His Honour Judge Michael Fowler said, if he had been sentencing all the offences together, he would have jailed Rodgers for 12 years.

As a result, he sentenced Rodgers to a further five years in jail, consecutive to his seven-year prison term.

Rodgers is likely to serve half his sentence before being released on licence. He will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.