By Tony Winterburn • 15 January 2020 • 11:42
Christopher Fallon, the Judge told him to expect "years upon Years" of a custodial sentence
A twisted pensioner tricked a disabled man so he could rape him more than 100 times. The case, when read out in court, was so shocking the judge told the jurors to get counselling.
Christopher Fallon, 71, abused the victim with learning difficulties two or three times a week under the cover of intimate massages to treat his chronic condition. After befriending the younger man and winning his trust, Plymouth Crown Court heard how the predator could have raped him up to 150 times over four years.
But the victim’s disabilities meant he would not have always realised what was going on. Fallon claimed two vibrators, found at the pensioners home, were massage tools, the court heard from the prosecution however that they were only for the defendant’s sexual gratification.
The jury also heard how the poor victim was afraid to say no, fearing he would have to pay for the massages. Fallon even claimed that his so-called treatment would help his target with his sexual problems. Opening the case for the Crown Prosecution Service Kelly Scrivener said: ‘Fallon was at one stage going around every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. ‘Rather than saying something happened 50 times, 100 times or 150 times, we have simplified the indictment.’
Fallon had told the court that he never massaged the man, let alone touch him indecently. Fallon, of Plymouth, Devon, denied 18 counts of sexual abuse including four of rape.
He was convicted of all counts by a jury and remanded in custody so a probation officer can assess the danger he poses before his sentencing next month.
Addressing the defendant, Recorder Richard Shepherd said: ‘You have been found guilty of some incredibly serious offences committed on a very vulnerable adult. ‘You preyed upon him, you deceived him, and you ultimately raped him. You are facing a serious custodial sentence measured in years and years.’
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