A British man has been sentenced to nine years in jail for raping a woman in a prolonged attack in a Spanish holiday resort.
Grammar school-educated former rugby player Dylan Rory Rogers, 28, forced his 23-year-old victim to have sex with him and to perform sex acts over a two day period.
Prosecutors detailed the horrific sado-masochistic treatment he subjected her to in an indictment released ahead of his trial on Wednesday at a court in the Majorcan capital Palma.
They accused him of pepper-spraying her on one occasion and throwing eggs at her on another as well as making her dance naked for him and calling her ‘his slave’ the day of the first rape.
On another occasion he was said to have changed her SIM card in her phone, leading to her losing all her contacts ‘so he could exert greater control over her’ as part of the ‘situation of dominance he imposed on her through the abusive exercise of his authority and physical superiority’.
Pictured: Dylan Rogers when he was arrested in August last year. Police in Majorca have arrested a British man they have named as Dylan Rogers accused of sexually attacking and beating up a 23-year-old woman
Dylan Rory Rogers (pictured), 28, has been sentenced to nine years for a brutal two day sado-masochistic ordeal. He raped and tortured a woman at his flat in L’Arenal, a holiday resort on the eastern end of the four mile-long Playa de Palma, Majorca
After forcing her to perform a sex act on him and raping her on August 7 last year, he stopped her from leaving the apartment the following morning and made her have sex again before physically attacking her.
Describing how he hit her and smashed her head against the wall while he raped her, and grabbed hold of her neck, they added: ‘He told her he didn’t care whether he had to kill her and covered her mouth with tape.’
Rogers, who has been held in prison since his arrest last August, was jailed for nine years after admitting to a crime of sexual assault and another of wounding.
One pal said at the time: ‘Dylan went on a lads’ holiday about six summers ago and basically never came back.’ The ex-Bangor Grammar pupil (Rogers, pictured in court today) was identified at the time of his arrest as a former Ulster schools rugby player
Prosecutors had been seeking a total sentence of 34 years – 15 each for two separate counts of sexual assault – before his courtroom confession which formed part of a plea bargain deal.
As well as the prison sentence, he was also ordered to do 80 days community service and given a restraining order lasting 21 years preventing him from going near his victim or trying to contact her.
The woman he raped, a 23-year-old European, was in court to watch him being sentenced.
Rogers, originally from the Ards Peninsula in Co Down, was described at the time of his arrest as a 6ft 2in ex-Ulster under-19 rugby player and former Bangor Grammar pupil.
Rogers was held by police after his victim managed to escape their eighth-floor apartment in S’Arenal, a holiday resort on the eastern end of the four mile-long Playa de Palma near the island airport, and alert a neighbour.
She is thought to have been naked and covered only with a towel when she fled the apartment as her convicted rapist showered.
Local press reports at the time said he lived in the party resort of Magaluf, although the prosecution indictment stated he had lived with the woman he raped at the crime scene since April.
Pictured: Crime scene-apartment block in L’Arenal where the alleged rape took place. Rogers was held by police after his victim managed to escape their eighth-floor apartment in L’Arenal, a holiday resort on the eastern end of the four mile-long Playa de Palma, and alert a neighbour
One pal said at the time ‘Dylan went on a lads’ holiday about six summers ago and basically never came back.’
At the time of Rogers’ arrest, police were understood to have had to get a warrant to enter the property he was in after negotiators made a failed bid to persuade him to hand himself in.
The sentencing court, Palma’s Audiencia Provincial, was told Rogers had a previous conviction for wounding.
Wednesday’s court case comes just days after a controversial Barcelona court decision to acquit five men accused of gang-raping a 14-year-old girl of the charge of sexual assault.
The court ruled out rape because the victim was ‘unconscious’ and the accused did not use violence or intimidation.
The men were convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse of a minor, and sentenced to between 10 and 12 years in prison, sparking protests across Spain and demand for a change in the law.