Rapist jailed for 17 years after victim’s family member found footage of abuse online
Surrey Police managed to prevent the attacker’s escape to Northern Cyprus after footage of the offences was found online.
A rapist’s “horrifying attacks” were exposed when a victim’s family member found footage of the sexual abuse online.
Glynn Ellison, 50, of Aragon Road, Morden, uploaded mobile phone footage of himself committing sexual offences on an asleep or otherwise unconscious victim onto various pornographic websites.
Due to being unconscious, the victim had no knowledge of the offences, which were committed between 2010 and 2011.
The victim was informed when the footage was discovered online in 2015, leading to Ellison’s arrest and subsequent jail sentence of 17 years.
Following his arrest, Ellison initially maintained his innocence, pleading not guilty to all charges in January this year. A trial date was set for April.
However, in February Surrey Police received information that Ellison was making plans to flee to Northern Cyprus when production orders showed large amounts of money being syphoned out of his accounts.
He was arrested and brought before the court as it was believed he was planning to abscond. He was given bail with further conditions.
Later, after being re-arrested for breaching his curfew and then not turning up at court for the first day of the trial on April 3, a doctor’s note submitted to the court on April 11 claimed he was unfit to attend.
However the judge decided the evidence presented was not sufficient and Ellison was finally brought before the court that afternoon.
He pleaded guilty to six counts of rape, 13 counts of sexual assault by penetration and five counts of sexual assault by touching.
Detective Constable Lyndsay Vallis, who investigated the offences, said: “I hope that the victim can somehow find the strength to get on with the rest of her life knowing that justice has been served.
“Not only did Ellison commit these horrifying attacks on his victim, but he took advantage of her when she was unconscious so he could film these deplorable acts on his phone and put the footage all over the internet.
“I cannot begin to imagine how this would have made her feel and I would like to commend her for the sheer bravery she has shown throughout the court process.
“I hope this reassures anybody who may have been a victim of sexual assault or rape that we take reports extremely seriously and specialist officers will always investigate fully and sensitively.”