Man jailed for raping woman and teen

Christian Krishna Martoglio.

A man has been jailed for nine years and nine months at York Crown Court today for separate rape offences.

Following two investigations by North Yorkshire Police, Christian Krishna Martoglio, 25, of Keppel Terrace, Plymouth, pleaded guilty to the rape of a woman, as well as pleading guilty to two counts of rape, five counts of sexual assault and one of actual bodily harm against a girl under the age of 16.

The rape of the woman happened at the victim’s North Yorkshire home in 2022 following a social occasion.

At the end of the evening guests were allocated separate rooms, but the victim awoke in the early hours of the morning to find Martoglio raping her.

Following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police, during which Martoglio twice denied the allegations against him, forensic tests proved otherwise.

These resulted him pleading guilty when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court.

Detective Constable Mark Nursey, of Hambleton and Richmond CID, who led this investigation, said: “This was a traumatic experience for the victim who was very brave and strong throughout the investigation.

“The suspect was interviewed twice and denied the offence on both occasions, but the forensic evidence left him with no option but to plead guilty.

“This has at least spared the victim the trauma of re-living her ordeal by having to give evidence in court.

“I hope she can now put this very difficult time in her life behind her, knowing that Martoglio is now behind bars.”

The additional investigation uncovered that Martoglio took advantage of a vulnerable 15-year-old girl by subjecting her to series of sexual offences, rapes and an assault between January and August 2021, to which he pleaded guilty at York Crown Court in January 2024.

This has had a lasting impact on the victim who continues to have flashbacks relating to the terrible offences committed against her, and for which she has needed counselling to help recover from the trauma.

Detective Constable Abigail Garford, from the Safeguarding Investigation Team at Harrogate, said: “I have immense respect for the victim and for her bravery throughout the investigation.

“Her strength and resilience have resulted in Martoglio being convicted of the horrendous crimes he committed against her.

“She will also help prevent others becoming victims to him in the future.”