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Ipswich man found guilty of rape after four-day trial

PUBLISHED: 12:36 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:42 23 March 2018

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER

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An Ipswich man who was released from prison three years ago after serving a sentence for rape has been convicted of raping another female.

Before Ipswich Crown Court was Stephen Sherger, 53, of Derby Close, Ipswich, who denied seven offences of rape dating back more than a decade.

He was convicted by a jury of all the offences after a four-day trial. Sentence was adjourned for a pre-sentence report.

Andrew Oliver, prosecuting, saidthe rape offences before the court came to light after Sherger was released from prison in 2015 after he admitted raping another female.

As part of his licence conditions he was required to take part in a group sex offenders treatment programme in Ipswich and it was during one of these sessions he made comments which concerned probation officers and resulted in them notifying the police.

After speaking to the victim police officers interviewed Sherger who denied the allegations made by her.

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