Dawlish man charged with 12 counts of rape and drugs offences

A Dawlish man will appear in court to face 12 counts of rape on the same woman.

James Brooks of Park Road, Dawlish, will face 25 charges in total, including controlling a woman by “making threats, assaulting, supplying drugs and alcohol and emotionally blackmailing”, assault, two counts of attempted rape, four counts of arranging or facilitating travel of the woman “with a view to her being exploited”, two counts of supplying class A drug, two counts of conspiring with others to supply class A drugs and one count of conspiring with others to supply class B drug cannabis.

In total, 12 people appeared at Plymouth Magistrates Court over a three-day period late last month after a series of drug raids by police in South Devon, Liverpool and Sunderland.

Officers from the serious and organised crime team, the force support group and local neighbourhood team forced entry to a number of properties in Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and Chudleigh and seized a quantity of class A and B drugs, together with cash, weapons, motor vehicles and jewellery.

The conspiracy charges relating to the conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis include

  • Keiron Archbold, aged 21, of Coronation Avenue, Dawlish
  • John White, aged 35, of Lower Trindle Close, Chudleigh
  • John Jackson, aged 29, of Lower Brimley Road, Dawlish
  • Lewis Williams, aged 20, of Springwood Avenue, Liverpool

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  • Marvin Grant, aged 32, of Fir Avenue, Liverpool
  • Ross Morton, aged 31, of West View, Roker, Sunderland
  • Nazrul Islam, aged 35, of Somerset Place, Teignmouth
  • Martin Turner, aged 41, of Shakleton Walk, Teignmouth

Morton also faces two counts of rape of a woman and three counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs – namely cocaine – with White, Islam, Archbold, Grant, Williams and Stephen Green, aged 37, of Prospect Terrace, Newton Abbot and John Trott, aged 36, of Shackleton Walk, Teignmouth.

Islam also faces two counts of raping a woman and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certifiate.

Lewis Longhorn, aged 24, of Dawlish Park Terrace, Exmouth faces one count of raping a woman and one count of attempting to rape a woman.

Trott also faces two counts of rape of a woman, one of which is a joint charge with Brooks. In addition he is charged with possessing 4.2 grams of cannabis.

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Green also faces four counts of rape all jointly charged with Brooks. He is also charged with criminal damage.

The offences are understood to have taken place between May 2016 and September 2018.

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After appearing at Plymouth Magistrate’s Court all the men were remanded into custody to next appear at Exeter Crown Court on April 25.