Hutchinson faces life after guilty verdict

Premier Inn Tunbridge Wells

THE fake stockbroker who boasted in court that he had a ‘good understanding of women’, was convicted of multiple counts of rape last week.

Former public schoolboy Chiron Hutchinson had denied six offences of rape, six of sexual assault and one of attempted rape during a series of incidences between July and October last year.

But the jury found him guilty, by a majority verdict, of carrying out three rapes on two women in Tunbridge Wells in October last year, following 33 hours of deliberation – he was cleared of the remaining charges.

However unknown to the jury whilst they were reaching a verdict, Hutchinson had also pleaded guilty to two offences of sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl in September 2016.

Hutchinson, put a hand over his mouth and pushed his head back when the guilty verdicts were announced.

The 20-year-old former pupil of St Bede’s, Hailsham, openly admitted in court he was an ‘opportunist’ when it came to having sex and frequented bars and clubs in Tunbridge Wells in a bid to ‘get lucky’.

Describing himself as flirtatious, he added: “I have always found it easier to engage with women. I learned a lot about what women liked and didn’t like, and what they found attractive, and have a good understanding of women.”

Furthermore, he confessed to constantly lying about his ‘carer’ as a stockbroker and model, who owned a flat in Hampstead. Instead it was disclosed he worked at Tesco and lived with his mother Louise at Mount Pleasant Road, Uckfield, East Sussex.

Although she attended the majority of the trial, his mother was not there when the verdict was read out.

CRIME SCENE: Hutchinson raped one of his victims off Harmony Street in Rusthall

The cases in which Hutchinson was found guilty related to two instances that took place on October 2 and 8 last year.

In the first attack, he drove his 17-year-old victim who he had met at MooMoo night club to a wooded area outside of Tunbridge Wells and proceeded to rape her twice.

The second instance followed a similar pattern, when he came across a heavily intoxicated French woman walking home alone during the early hours.

He offered her a lift in his mother’s car only to drive her to a secluded spot near Toad Rocks in Rusthall, push her out of the vehicle and attack her from behind on the bonnet.

Following the attack, in which she attempted to fend him off, he drove her to a friend’s house where, distressed and dishevelled’, she was screaming she had been raped, Maidstone crown court heard.

Her friends took her to hospital for injuries and Hutchinson was arrested days later. He was 18 and 19 when the events occurred.

During his four-week trial the court was shown footage Hutchinson filmed on his mobile phone of one victim drunk and sitting bare-legged in his mum’s Subaru.

Hutchinson described her as being ‘tipsy and excitable’.

It was also revealed he had trawled the internet for rape videos and pornography, using search terms such as ‘teen rape’, ‘forced sex’ and ‘against her will’.

Searches of his laptop also found he had been looking at a The New Scientist article headlined ‘Test can prove rape days later’ in the days after he committed his offences.

Sentencing was adjourned by Judge Mark Dennis QC until October 16 and Hutchinson was remanded in custody. Rape carries a maximum life sentence.

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