Rape Sentencing

Today (Friday 20 October 2023), The Royal Court sentenced 64-year-old Joseph Raymond Lloyd to nine years in prison following his trial in July where he was found guilty of rape and sexual penetration of a female without consent. He was also placed on the Sex Offender’s Register for ten years.

Lloyd committed the offences on a 16-year-old vulnerable female in February 2022 after following her as she walked along the street. He led her by the hand into Snow Hill car park, he then kissed her and took her behind a van where the assault took place.

He was charged in November 2022 following an extensive investigation.

Detective Constable Carla Garnier said: “The victim was completely traumatised by these events and showed an incredible level of courage and strength throughout the whole judicial process. She has been supported by specially trained officers, Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (IDSVAs) and the Intermediary Service throughout the investigation. We hope this sentence gives her some sort of closure and that she can start to rebuild her life and begin to heal.

“The States of Jersey Police continue to work with key partners and advocacy services such as JDAS, the SARC at Dewberry House, JAAR, and the Jersey Women’s Refuge, to encourage victims of sexual crime to report such incidents.

“We are committed to investigating and prosecuting all sexual offenders and we want to assure victims that there are a number of agencies who are in a position to offer support and guidance through all stages of the criminal justice process.”   

There are several local agencies that offer advice and support:

Jersey Domestic and Sexual Abuse Support (JDAS) offer specialist support and guidance in relation to domestic or sexual abuse incidents. Support is provided before, during and after any police investigation or court hearing. It is also available when police are not involved. Call: 01534 880505 or email 

The SARC at Dewberry House provide expert independent and confidential support to victims of sexual abuse. Call: 01534 888222. 

Jersey Action Against Rape (JAAR) provide and maintain a supporting framework for survivors and their families. Call: 01534 482801. 

Jersey Women’s Refuge offer help and support for victims of domestic abuse. Call: 0800 7356836. 

Victims First Jersey is a free and independent service offering confidential support to victims and witnesses of crime. Call 0800 7351612. 

The Safeguarding Partnership Board help agencies to work together to safeguard children and adults at risk. Reporting concerns about a child – call: 01534 519000, concerned about an adult – call 01534 444440.


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