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Man Jailed For 9.5 Years For Rape

David Sullivan has been jailed for nine and a half years after being convicted of three counts of rape.

David Andrew Sullivan (28) has also been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 13 years, and given an indefinite Restraining Order.

Sullivan was convicted of three counts of rape in January following a five-day trial at Jersey’s Royal Court.

He was arrested in March 2021 after his victim self-referred to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

Detective Constable Jo Le Maistre says she hopes his conviction and sentence goes some way to reassuring  the public that the police are committed to investigating and charging all sexual violence offenders.

"Reporting a rape can be a terrifying experience. We need to do all we can to limit the trauma as much as possible and put victims at the heart of our police response.

We are determined to ensure that victims who want to engage in the criminal justice process feel able to do so and are supported at every step."

There are several agencies in Jersey that offer advice and support:

  • The SARC at Dewberry House provides expert independent and confidential support to victims of sexual abuse. They can be reached on 01534 888222.
  • Jersey Action Against Rape (JAAR) provide and maintain a supporting framework for survivors and their families. Tel: 01534 482801.
  • Jersey Women’s Refuge offers 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. Call 0800 7351612.

For further information please contact the Police Press Office at PressOffice@jersey.police.je or 01534 612107.

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