A Billingshurst man involved in systematic sexual abuse of a young woman with two others is now serving 10 years in prison.
Joseph Noye, 27, of Plaistow Road, was found guilty on one count of oral rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of criminal damage. He was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court.
The court heard that the victim, a woman in her 20s, was abused over a period of five days back in October 2014. The abuse began when a man, who was unknown to the victim, entered the property under false pretences. This man was later identified as Charlie Jones, 28, who received 20 years jail. Once inside the property Jones became controlling and committed a series of sexual offences against the woman.
The abuse continued over the following days with Jones inviting various men to the property where they too committed serious offences against the woman who police say received serious internal injuries as a result.
The victim gained the courage to call police on the fifth day of abuse and Jones was arrested a short time later. He was charged and remanded in custody.
A further six men were arrested in the days which following with charges being brought against them in December 2014. They were then released on conditional bail until the trial at Guildford Crown Court which and lasted 12 weeks from last September.
After being found guilty the three men, including Noye, were remanded in custody and have now been sentenced. In addition to Noye, Charlie Jones, 28, of Masons Bridge Road in Redhill was found guilty on five counts of rape, two counts of assault by penetration, two counts of sexual assault, one count of criminal damage and one count of assault (ABH). He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. James Joseph Wilson, 36, of Kingston Road, Leatherhead was found guilty on two counts of oral rape. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. The offences were committed in Redhill.
Ross Noye, aged 22, from Jengers Mead, Billingshurst, had previously been found guilty of theft after the victim’s mobile phone and electronic tablet were stolen during her ordeal and jailed for 10 months for theft, with 16 months sentence for breaching a suspended prison sentence.
Three other men were acquitted.
Detective Constable Ben Andreas from the Surrey Police Sexual Offence Investigation Team, said: “This was a complex and lengthy investigation and I welcome the sentences passed.
“The offences these men committed against their victim were horrific, and although the sentences passed will never take away the trauma the woman experienced, I hope they go some way to help her move on with her life.
“I hope the lengthy sentences passed to these offenders will encourage any victim of sexual assault or abuse to report their ordeal to police so they can be investigated thoroughly.”
Advice for those affected by sexual abuse and assault can be found on the Surrey Police website atwww.surrey.police.uk.