A sex offender has been found guilty of a number of non-recent sexual offences in Staffordshire.
Peter Leigh Rogerson, 58, from Tamworth, inflicted a campaign of physical and emotional abuse on the survivors.
We launched an investigation after allegations of rape and sexual assault were brought to our attention in April 2019.
In an investigation which spanned the next four years, specially-trained officers worked tirelessly to collate all of the available evidence, support the brave survivors and put Rogerson before a jury.
Following a 10-day trial, he was found guilty at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court for a total of 24 sexual offences on Tuesday (19 September). These included:
Five counts of indecent assault
Ten counts of rape
Two counts of sexual assault
Two counts of causing to engage in sexual activity without consent
One count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child
Four counts of sexual assault of a child
Rogerson has been remanded in custody ahead of his sentencing on 4 December.
Detective Constable Alex Goldman, who dealt with the case, said: “We are committed to pursuing perpetrators of violence, abuse and intimidation against women and girls (VAIWG) as robustly as possible and I hope this serves as an example of that.
“I’d like to recognise the survivors for their immense bravery in coming forward and telling us about the tyranny of physical and emotional abuse they suffered at the hands of Rogerson.
“Our stance on VAIWG remains the same – we will relentlessly pursue offenders and hold them to account for their actions.
“We recognise that work needs to continue around preventing and protecting those affected by abuse, stalking and harassment, rape and sexual offending and to continue driving efforts around changing behaviours in society, promoting respect and calling out abusers.
“Our priority is to protect victims and to stop offenders. We take reports of VAIWG extremely seriously and we’ll do everything within our powers to bring justice to those who are affected by it.”
If you’re a survivor of sexual assault, get in touch with us by calling 101. We have a team of specially-trained officers who can speak to you in confidence.
If you prefer to report anonymously, you call also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.