July 2023

‘Despicable’ rapist ignored 15-year-old girl’s pleas to stop

A rapist who ignored requests to stop having sex with a child has been convicted of rape

Benjamin Savage, 25, was 16 when he raped a 15-year-old girl.

The victim told police that she was pressured into having sex with Savage, despite not wanting to but he went ahead and pushed the boundaries. When she pleaded with him to stop, he ignored all signs of distress.

The victim bravely reported what had happened to her several years later, when she was triggered whilst studying at university.

On Friday (July 7), Savage, of Merthen Grove, Milton Keynes, was found guilty of one count of rape at Luton Crown Court. He was found not guilty of two counts of rape, and one count of assault by penetration. He is due to be sentenced at the same court on August 25.