Jamie Groves, 21, jailed for four years after raping 14-year-old girl near Gloucester Rugby ground in Kingsholm
A MAN who raped a 14-year-old girl in an alleyway near Gloucester's Kingsholm rugby ground has been jailed for four years.
Jamie Groves had previously admitted the attacking the girl on October 23 2011, admitting she had asked him to stop and he did not.
The 21 year old, who has an IQ of just 79, was due to stand trial at Gloucester Crown Court over the allegations last October but at the last minute he pleaded guilty.
He was then bailed while the judge ordered a psychological report.
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Yesterday the court heard the pair met at Gloucester Leisure Centre before he got her telephone number from Facebook and started texting her.
Prosecutor Sarah Regan said Groves, of Sapperton Road, sent her messages that read "you are pretty fit by the way" and "I think you're lush".
Mrs Regan said: "She made it clear she wanted him as a friend and told him even on the day of the rape she had a boyfriend."
She said Groves had removed the girl's trousers and underwear with her consent but did not stop when the girl told him to.
The 14 year old later texted him as message that read: "I never let you, you did it. When I told to you to stop and you never did" [sic].
The prosecutor added: "She was remarkable. She was offered the chance of not going through the trauma of giving evidence and accepting a lesser plea, but she was robust enough to say no.
"She is a very intelligent and capable young woman."
Defending, Paul Trotman said a doctor's report described Groves as a child in an adult body.
Judge Jamie Tabor QC jailed him for four years and gave him a seven year Sexual Offenders Prevention Order.
He said: "You have had some real difficulties in life – you suffered from ADHD and were recently diagnosed as bipolar.
"You went to two special schools that you behaved pretty badly at. But I am quite satisfied that you knew perfectly well what you did was quite wrong.
"You have demonstrated you are quite capable of communicating with others and you were putting pressure on her to have a relationship.
"You knew perfectly well what you were doing."