17 years in prison for man guilty of non-recent sex offences
A man from Addlestone has been sentenced to 17 years behind bars for non-recent sexual offences against a child during the 1980’s (when he was a teenager) and a more recent rape against another victim.
Jason Hill, 47, of Beech Grove, Addlestone, began offending when he was 13 years old - preying on an 8 year old girl. He raped and assaulted the girl on a number of occasions over a substantial period of time until the victim was 15 (and he was 19). He also raped a second woman in 2011.
After both women disclosed what had happened to them, Hill was arrested on suspicion of rape on 30 March 2016. After being released on bail, he was rearrested on 31 March 2017 after new evidence came to light. Jason denied all the charges when interviewed, and pleaded not guilty in court.
Detective Constable Lisa Larkin, who investigated this case, said:
“This man was a dangerous sexually-driven predator. He would force himself on his victims, giving them nowhere to turn. They would be made to feel like they can’t talk about or report their experiences out of fear.
“The victims have held on to their horrible experiences for a long period of time, which has had a big impact on their happiness in their personal lives.
“No one should ever go through what these two women have been through and I hope this sentence proves just how serious the police and the courts take these types of offences.”
Given the complex nature of these investigations, detectives and specialist liaison officers have been working with the victims to ensure they receive the support they need.
Detective Chief Inspector Wendy Whiting said:
“This was a long, complicated investigation only made possible by the bravery of the two victims and the passionate tenacious pursuit of the truth by our detectives. I only hope the victims can now move forward with their lives.
“We want everyone to know that if a serious offence like this has happened to you, at any point in your life, that you can report it. We take reports of this nature very seriously and will investigate thoroughly.”
Jason Hill was found guilty of five offences, including two counts of rape, and three counts of indecent assault at Kingston Crown Court. He was sentenced on 13 July, also at Kingston Crown Court, to a total of 17 years imprisonment.
He has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and is barred from working with children.
We take all allegation of this nature very seriously and if you suspect anyone of committing offences like the ones mentioned here, please call us immediately on 101 (or always 999 in an emergency).
For further support and advice, please contact the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre.