July 2023

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for the sexual offence against an elderly woman at a care home in Manchester

A pervert has been jailed after he raped a 76-year-old woman with a mental disorder in her room in a care home

Following an investigation by GMP’s North Manchester CID, Stanley Ekhator (27/08/1986) of Aldermoor Close in Manchester has today been sentenced to 12 years for one count of sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder.

The investigation was launched on Saturday 17 December 2022 after officers received a disclosure of rape from a 76-year-old woman at a care home in Clayton, Manchester.

Initial enquiries with the victim suggested that she had been a victim of rape the night before the disclosure.

The victim was taken to Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for further tests and received immediate support and treatment from specialist officers and support services.

Through extensive forensic investigation and CCTV analysis, officers identified that the suspect was potentially a member of staff at the victim’s care home.

CCTV showed Ekhator entering the victim’s room for several minutes that evening before briefly leaving.

Ekhator then enters the victim’s room again and stays for approximately five minutes in which time, he raped the pensioner.

She bravely disclosed what happened when Ekhator was in her room the following day. Officers attended immediately to support her

On Friday 23 December 2022, a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Rape and Sexual Activity with a Person with Mental Disorder. He was bailed pending further investigation.

Stanley Ekhator (27/08/1986) of Aldermoor Close in Manchester was further arrested on 13 January 2023 and charged with Rape and Sexual Activity with a Person with Mental Disorder.

Ekhator appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Monday 16 January 2023 and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was remanded in custody to await trial.

On Monday 3 July 2023 Ekhator was found guilty after trial of Sexual Activity with a Person with a Mental Disorder.

Today (Friday 28 July 2023), Stanley Ekhator was sentenced to 12 years in custody .

Ekhator’s lack of respect, remorse and his total disregard for the victim’s wellbeing is despicable. Ekhator used his position of trust and power to gain access to an extremely vulnerable elderly woman.

He used this to his advantage and committed a horrific crime which has and will have a lasting impact on the victim and her loved ones’ lives.