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Two men jailed for raping teenager at St Aubin's Fort

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TWO men who took it in turns to rape a 'vulnerable and isolated' teenage girl at St Aubin's Fort decades ago have been jailed for a total of 14 years.

Ian Pryor going into Royal Court Picture: ROB CURRIE. (27292579)

Ian Lee Pryor (51) was sentenced to eight years after being found guilty of two counts of rape. His co-defendant Anthony John Qaunt (51) – who is already serving 12 years for a string of unrelated sex offences – was jailed for a further six years after being convicted of one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The Royal Court's Superior Number, which convenes only for the most serious offences, heard that the men raped the teenager as she drifted in and out of consciousness.

Anthony John Quant Picture: ROB CURRIE. (27292584)

She continues to suffer from severe psychological harm, PTSD and, experts say, requires 'full trauma-specific psychological treatment' to help her deal with her mental-health issues.

Delivering the sentence, Commissioner Julian Clyde-Smith said: 'The victim was subject to the most serious and sustained sexual assault carried out by the defendants in combination and it has had a profound effect on the victim who has suffered serious psychological harm.'

The Crown and the court acknowledged that Quant's jail term had to be considered in light of his previous conviction, for which he was jailed in 2018. Treating the cases in isolation, it was heard, would have led to a 'disproportionately' high sentence.

Mr Clyde-Smith acknowledged the 'perception' the public and the victim might have about Quant's sentence. Crown Advocate Emma Hollywood said the reasons had been explained to the victim.

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