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Photographer guilty of rape
Dean Coles
Glamour photographer Dean Coles denies the charges against him
A glamour photographer accused of sexually assaulting his young model clients has been convicted of one rape and cleared of a second rape charge.

The jury at Bristol Crown Court has yet to decide on six other charges faced by Dean Coles and has been sent home for the weekend.

He has been found guilty of one count of rape of a woman who was aged 18 at the time.

She was raped on his matrimonial bed after she refused to have sex with him.

The jury found him not guilty of a second count of rape against a different woman.

Coles, 40, who ran the Cotswold Model Agency from his home in Rodborough, Gloucestershire, was alleged to have preyed on his victims during photo sessions.

Granted bail

The court was told Coles bullied the women, requested sexual favours and touched them inappropriately.

Coles denied both counts of rape and also denies one of attempted rape and five of indecent assault against eight women over a five-year period.

In the witness box, the former builder claimed some of the incidents did not happen, and others involved consensual sex.

He told the court he had simply flirted with his clients in order to get better photographs of them.

Coles was allowed bail.


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