April 2023

Man jailed for 20 years for rape offences

A man has been jailed for 20 years for multiple rape offences of a woman committed over a period of time in Merseyside.

Callen Chandler-Jones, 27 years, of Hope Way in Oxford appeared at Liverpool Crown Court and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for 11 counts of rape.

The court heard that Jones’ victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, disclosed to police that she had been subjected to rape which took place of a period of time.

Charlotte Kenny, prosecuting, described how she became suspicious and began leaving her phone under her pillow recording when she was sleeping

When she later confronted Chandler-Jones, he apologised and said that he had been having “irresistible urges”. He later made “partial admissions” to the attacks, which occurred on Merseyside

Chandler-Jones admitted two counts of rape during an earlier hearing. Appearing via video link to HMP Altcourse, he was jailed for 20 years and handed an additional eight-year licence period.

Sentencing, Judge David Swinnerton said: “You raped her in circumstances where she was exceptionally vulnerable. You used her like an object.

“You ignored her humanity completely and completely disregarded her as a human being. You treated her as a sexual play thing to do with what you wanted.”

Chandler-Jones was also given a restraining order, preventing him from contacting the complainant indefinitely. He must sign the sex offenders’ register for life.