A former chef has been found guilty of locking a woman in a hotel room, beating and raping her – leaving her in fear for her life – following a trial in the Royal Court.
Terence Martin Quinn (49) had denied rape, grave and criminal assault and false imprisonment.
The Royal Court heard this week that the alleged offences took place in a room at Oaklands Lodge hotel, where Quinn worked.
The jury was told that the pair began to have sex, but when the woman asked Quinn to stop what he was doing, he lost his temper and turned violent.
She said Quinn locked the door while she was in the bathroom and when she returned to the bedroom he ordered her to stand in one corner.
For hours, he physically and verbally abused her, before raping her. He also smashed her phone so that she was unable to call for transport elsewhere.
Pictured: The case was heard in the Royal Court this week, and the Bailiff was presiding.
The victim told the court: "I really did think he was capable of killing me." She also claimed that he "giggled" as he told her that he had a knife with him.
Quinn was arrested early last year and given conditional bail where he was not to contact the victim and he had to surrender his photographic identification. However, in March he used the hotel landline to contact the victim.
He then absconded and fled back to the UK where he committed further offences and sent the victim multiple messages.
Jersey Police worked with a UK force to bring Quinn back to Jersey to face justice.
This evening, PC Rachel Peddlebanks praised the "immense courage" of the victim, who reported her "terrifying experience" one month later.
"Quinn’s behaviour was abhorrent and his abuse unforgivable. I am glad he has faced the Court and justice has prevailed. I hope the victim can now start to rebuild her life," she said.
“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.”
Jersey Domestic Abuse Support also commended the victim's "courage" and the work of the Police, adding that the verdict sent a "clear message that victims will be heard and that abuse such as this will not be tolerated".
Quinn will be sentenced later this year.
Islanders affected by any of the issues raised in this report can contact any of the following:
SARC at Dewberry House provides expert independent and confidential support to victims of sexual abuse. Tel: 01534 888222.
Jersey Action Against Rape (JAAR) provide and maintain a supporting framework for survivors and their families. Confidential helpline: 01534 482800.
Freeda (formerly Jersey Women’s Refuge) offers help and support for victims of domestic abuse. Tel: 0800 7356836.
Jersey Domestic Abuse Support (JDAS) is an independent service developed to protect and support victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Tel: 01534 880505.
Victim Support offer free and confidential advice to victims of crime. Tel: 01534 440496.
Victims First Jersey is a free and independent service offering confidential support to victims and witnesses of crime. Tel: 0800 7351612.
Samaritans offer a confidential and non-judgemental listening ear to people who need to talk. Tel: 116 123 free from any phone or 0330 094 5717 (local call charges apply).
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