February 10, 2011
man jailed for three and a half years over rape
Burnham-On-Sea man has been sent to prison for three and a half
years after being found guilty of a rape in the town.
Nathan John Miller, 20, of Steart Avenue, was sentenced at Taunton
Crown Court following the rape of a woman, aged 19, last January.
The jurors heard that the pair had been drunk and had flirted
in a pub before going to Millers parents house where
the incident occurred.
The judge, Recorder Alun Jenkins, decided against a lengthier
jail term after the victim asked for leniency and did not think
Miller should be imprisoned.
While Miller denied the charge, he admitted having difficulty
in remembering what had happened.
Several of his friends and relatives who were in court to hear
the judgement burst into tears on hearing the sentence. The court
was told Miller had previous convictions for drinking and dangerous
driving, but nothing of a similar nature.