R v Parry

April 21, 2016

Mark Connor prosecuted James Parry, a support worker who was jailed for raping and sexually assaulting a vulnerable 18-year-old woman in Chester City Centre.

Mr Parry was convicted of sexually assaulting the woman following a trial last year, but jurors failed to reach a verdict on the rape charge.

A fresh jury found him guilty last month. He had denied all charges.

Mr Parry was jailed for nine years. Judge Nicholas Woodward described the woman as ‘particularly vulnerable’ due to her age, sexual inexperience and the amount of alcohol she had consumed. He granted a restraining order banning Parry from contacting his victim and prohibited him from working with children and vulnerable adults in the future.

The case and sentencing were covered in the Chester Chronicle.