Frampton Cotterell man jailed for rapes
A FRAMPTON Cotterell man has been jailed for 11 years after being convicted of multiple rape charges.
Ben Gamlin had pleaded not guilty to four charges of rape and a further charge of sexual assault.
But a jury at Bristol Crown Court found the 28-year-old, of Syms Avenue, guilty of all five offences after a trial.
The sentences imposed by Judge Peter Blair QC for each offence ranged from five to 11 years but will be served simultaneously.
The Crown Prosecution Service said Gamlin’s victim had suffered “severe psychological harm” as a result of his offences, which showed “a pattern of control and violence”.
When he is released from prison Gamlin will be banned from ever contacting his victim or working with children and vulnerable adults.
He must also register as a sex offender indefinitely.