The six men all Berkshire women should avoid

THESE are just some of the men who have been jailed in Berkshire for their vile attacks on women and girls.

While most are currently in prison, not all of them have received life sentences meaning some will be free to roam the streets once they are released.

In the year to the end of March 2020, 58,856 cases of rape were recorded by police forces in England and Wales.

But only a tiny amount of these resulted in prosecutions – just 2,102, compared with 3,043 in the previous 12 months.

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The maximum sentence for rape in England and Wales is life but the average sentence is nine years, according to the Justice Minister Robert Buckland.

Here, we take a look at some of the men across the county who are serving time for awful crimes.

Ashley Jenkins

Ashley Jenkins

Ashley Jenkins

A 26-year-old man from Maidenhead was jailed for numerous child sex offences.

Ashley Jenkins, of Ray Park Avenue was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on January 18, where he received an extended sentence of 26 years – 18 of them to be served behind bars.

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Jenkins pleaded guilty at a previous hearing on November 5 to four counts of rape of a child under 13, three counts of possession of an indecent photograph of a child, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, two counts of taking an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of making indecent photographs of children.

It is in connection to incidents that happened between January 1, 2018, and June 8, 2020.

Graham Tattersall

Graham Tattersall,

Graham Tattersall,

A teacher who abused schoolgirls in a string of historic sex assaults was jailed.

Graham Tattersall, a former school teacher at Garth Hill School, Bracknell, was found guilty following a seven-day trial at Reading Crown Court.

The court heard how Tattersall, 68, of Church Street, Windsor, worked as a teacher at the Sandy Lane school at various times between 1979 and 1991.

It was during this time that he sexually assaulted a number of female victims aged between 12 and 16 years old.

The court heard how attacks happened in classrooms at the school, at his former home address, and in his car when he was meant to be dropping children home.

Read about it here

Winson Benta

Winson Benta,

Winson Benta,

Known as the Slough churchyard sex attacker, Winson Benta, 59, of no fixed address, was found guilty of sexual assault, actual bodily harm and committing actual bodily harm with intent to commit a sexual offence following a trial lasting five days at Reading Crown Court which ended August 28.

Benta has also been placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Between 7.30pm and 7.45pm on January 30 2019, a woman aged in her 30s, was approached by Benta in St Mary’s churchyard in Church Street, Upton, Slough.

Benta knocked the victim unconscious and then went on to sexually assault her before he was interrupted by a passer-by.

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William Nodes

Wlliam Nodes

Wlliam Nodes

A scout leader was caught with extreme pornographic images after attempting to have sex with a child.

Williams Nodes was sentenced at Reading crown court on Friday, April 21 to two and a half years in prison.

The 33-year-old, of Underwood Road, carried out the offences between 2010 and 2014, before he was arrested on April 17 this year.

Nodes admitted to four charges of making indecent/pseudo photograph of a child, two charges of possession of an extreme pornographic image and three charges of attempting to incite a child into sexual activity.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life, and was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order to prevent him from working with children.

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Oliver Glass

Oliver Glass

Oliver Glass

Former private school teacher Glass was jailed in December 2020 after grooming a girl before having sex with her on three occasions.

The ex-head of maths, 33, was sentenced to 22 months in prison after admitting the offences and he will go on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

A police investigation found that Glass had abused his of position of trust in Reading school, St Joseph’s College.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Helen Gasson, based at Reading police station, said: “Glass abused his position of trust and took advantage of a vulnerable child.”

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Matthew Mowbray

Matthew Mowbray,

Matthew Mowbray,

A former teacher at Eton College was found guilty of sexually touching students during night-time visits to their bedrooms at the prestigious boarding school.

Matthew Mowbray, of Locks Heath, Southampton, entered boys’ rooms late at night on the pretext of discussing schoolwork before touching them for his own ‘gratification’, Reading Crown Court heard.

The 49-year-old father admitted downloading hundreds of indecent images of children, as well as superimposing pupils’ faces on to the naked bodies of unknown children on his computer.

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