Seaford man gets 16 years in prison for rapes

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A Seaford man has started a 16-year prison sentence for raping two women in East Sussex.

Andrew Saggers, 41, a delivery driver, of East Albany Road, Seaford, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Friday, December 19, having previously been convicted of the two rapes, committed against two women known to him.

The first rape, against a woman then in her late twenties, happened at an address near Polegate in December 2006 and the second rape, against a woman in her late thirties, took place at an address in Eastbourne in May this year (2014).

Detective Constable Lisa Wells of the East Sussex Specialist Investigation Unit said, “The victim of the May 2014 attack came to us soon afterwards and as a result we were able to arrest and charge Saggers with that offence.

“Whilst he was on remand in custody we then traced the earlier victim, who had not previously reported the attack on her to the police. However with her support we were able to gather evidence that enabled us to charge him with that crime too.

“Both women were very supportive of the prosecution, and gave evidence at the trial. This sentencing sends out the clear message that we will follow up all such allegations and wherever possible bring vicious offenders like this to justice, no matter how long ago their crimes occurred.”