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Former chef denies raping and attacking woman in hotel

Former chef denies raping and attacking woman in hotel

Thursday 16 November 2023

Former chef denies raping and attacking woman in hotel

Thursday 16 November 2023

A former hotel chef accused of attacking and raping a woman in a hotel room has denied all the accusations against him in the Royal Court.

Terence Martin Quinn (49) is charged with rape, grave and criminal assault and false imprisonment.

Giving evidence on the third day of his Assize trial at the Royal Court, he said of his arrest: “I was very surprised. I didn’t know what it was for.”

The alleged victim said that Mr Quinn had spat in her face repeatedly, locked her in the room, forced her to stand in one corner, thrown her belongings at her, smashed her mobile phone, beat her and then had sex with her against her will. 

But he said all the woman's allegations were false, as he was questioned in court yesterday.

Advocate Chris Baglin, defending, asked him: “Did you spit at her?”

He said: “No, I don’t spit. I never spit at anybody.”

Advocate Baglin asked: “You didn’t throw a laptop at her?”

He replied: “Absolutely not.” 


Pictured: The Royal Court was told that the alleged offences took place in a room at the Oaklands Lodge Hotel.

Advocate Baglin also asked if he had pulled the woman’s hair, punched her or locked her in the room, to which he again replied: “Absolutely not.”

Mr Quinn did concede they had had a disagreement during which he had told her: “You’re not coming into this bed. You can sleep on the floor.”

He said: “I had had enough at that stage.”

And he also denied forcing her to have sex. Advocate Baglin asked: “Did she physically resist in any way?”

Mr Quinn said: “No, she instigated it.”

He asked: “Did you have any reason to believe that it wasn’t consensual?”

Mr Quinn said: “No.”

The trial is expected to conclude today.


Day 1: "I really did think he was capable of killing me"

Day 2: "Petrified" woman claims alleged attacker had knife


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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