Weybridge man jailed for sexually assaulting teenagers after plying them with alcohol

Jailed: Terence Dyer

Jailed: Terence Dyer

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A Weybridge man has been sentenced to a 14 year prison sentence for sexually assaulting teenagers in hotel rooms after plying them with alcohol.

Terence Dyer, 49, denied two counts of sexual activity with a child, three counts of sexual assault, one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of attempted rape.

But he was found guilty of the seven charges and sentenced yesterday after a two week trial at Guildford Crown Court.

The assaults took place between 2005 and 2013, often in hotel rooms where Dyer would make excuses to be alone with his victims and give them alcohol before assaulting them.

One of the victims, who was a teenager at the time, went to Surrey Police in March 2013.

Dyer, of Monument Road, was arrested in April 2013 and was charged in October 2013 after two further victims were identified.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Duguid said: "He took advantage of the naivety and trust of his victims and would often find excuses to spend time alone with them where he would encourage them to get drunk and then assault them.

"These appalling offences continued over a prolonged period of time and the victims were too afraid to tell anyone about what was going on.

"The on-going impact of Dyer's abuse on his victims has been profound and I hope the outcome at court today will help them to move on from what was clearly a very distressing period in their lives.

"Throughout the trial Dyer failed to acknowledge his guilt and put his victims through the additional ordeal of giving evidence and I would like to applaud them for their courage and determination."

Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence should call Surrey Police on 101.

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