Owen Oyston, rapist

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The Independent Online
Owen Oyston, the flamboyant millionaire businessman, was yesterday jailed for six years after being convicted of raping a 16-year-old model and of indecently assaulting her.

Oyston, 62, the chairman of Blackpool Football Club, stood frowning in the dock as Mr Justice McCullough told him: "You were 58, she was 16. You were rich and powerful with a strong personality. She was young, dependent and vulnerable."

With a personal fortune estimated at pounds 40m, Oyston, pictured above, becomes the richest man to go to prison in Britain for sex offences. His wife and three of the couple's five grown-up children watched from the public gallery as the jury returned its verdicts after eight hours of deliberation.

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