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Man sentenced for rape, assault and false imprisonment

Today (Thursday 21 March 2024), The Royal Court sentenced 49-year-old Terence Martin Quinn to 14 years in prison after he was found guilty of rape, false imprisonment and common assault at a trial in November 2023. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register and handed an indefinite Restraining Order.

Quinn committed the offences in January 2022 in a hotel room where he worked. Quinn became aggressive and violent with a woman he was with. He locked the door of the room and threatened her with violence if she didn’t remain in the corner he had told her to stay in.  

In the morning he continually verbally abused her whilst he threw her luggage and laptop at her, hitting her with them and went through her phone before he broke it. He punched her numerous times and dragged her by her hair before he raped her. Quinn subjected the woman to a terrifying ordeal that lasted throughout the night. He attacked her and left her fearing for her life, before he casually dropped her back to the airport for her flight home.

Still reeling from the attack and in shock, the woman only reported the incident to her local police force in the UK after she spoke with someone who helped her to come forward. 

Quinn was arrested in February 2022 but absconded and fled back to the UK where he committed further offences by contacting the victim numerous times.

Jersey Police worked with the local UK force and brought Quinn back to Jersey to face justice.

Detective Constable Rachel Peddlebanks said: “I cannot commend the victim in this case enough, she has shown immense courage and bravery in coming forward to report this abhorrent attack and she has seen the whole process through with strength and dignity. The impact this attack has had on her is enormous and I can only hope that the sentence given today gives her some form of closure and will help her to gain her confidence and move forward in rebuilding her life.

“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 JDAS@gov.je

The SARC at Dewberry House provide expert independent and confidential support to victims of sexual abuse. The Centre comprises of a team of experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising, supporting and treating anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. Call: 01534 888222. 

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

FREEDA (Freedom from Domestic Abuse) offer a 24-hour helpline, access to safe accommodation as well as help and support for victims of domestic abuse. Tel: 0800 7356836. 

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

 

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