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Former policeman Peter Martin was jailed for 20 years after systematically raping and sexually abusing would-be teenage models "to satisfy his own evil lust". Martin, 56, a model agency boss, and associate of jailed tycoon and rapist Owen Oyston, turned to the public gallery, winked and smiled as he was led down the steps of Manchester Crown Court to begin his sentence.

But his former lover and assistant Tracey Grainey, 30, was cleared of all four sex charges against her. Sentencing Martin, Judge Brian Carter QC said: "The parents of the girls involved trusted you and relied on you to look after their daughters, starting at your agency well under the age of 16 in some cases. You emphasised to the parents that you were an ex-police officer and therefore could be trusted."

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