September 2017

Single mum “devastated” over relationship with sex offender

A SINGLE mum with a two-year-old child was left “devastated” after learning a man she’d started a relationship with was a convicted sex offender, a court has heard.

The young Bournemouth woman had no idea Andrew Dolman – who was staying at her flat two nights a week – had indecently assaulted a young girl in Warwickshire in 2000.

Nor was she aware he’d also been convicted of having penetrative sex with a girl under the age of 16, and detaining a child, by a Weymouth court in 2012.

Under sex offence legislation Dolman is duty bound to inform police of any change of address, and is prohibited from residing in the same home as a child.

On Friday at Bournemouth Crown Court, Dolman was sentenced to ten months in prison after pleading guilty to breaching a number of notification requirements of the sex offenders register.

The court heard Dolman, age 34, had effectively “fallen off the radar” after being evicted from his address in December 2016.

He also used two aliases without informing police, which was prohibited under the terms of the sex offenders register. He used the name Robin Twist on Facebook, and Andy Wood on the dating website Plenty of Fish.

Indeed, when police finally caught up with Dolman in August, this year, he was living at the flat at Bournemouth, under the name Andy Wood.

Prosecuting, Robin Sellers said the woman he was living with “would never have entered into a relationship with the defendant had she known the true facts.”

The court also heard he’d breached notification requirements of sexual offence orders on two past occasions.

Sentencing Dolman, Judge Haggan said: “The young woman was completely oblivious to your background. She had no idea you were a sex offender.

“When she discovered the truth she was devastated.”

June 2016: Dolman is now living in Southampton

November 2012

Dorset child sex abduction man Andrew Dolman jailed


A Dorset man who pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl before later abducting her has been jailed.

Andrew Dolman, from Dorchester, was sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment at Dorchester Crown Court.

The 30-year-old befriended the girl in Weymouth. She was reported missing on 5 August and found by police at his address the following day.

Dolman has two previous convictions for sexual offences with children under 16.

The court heard Dolman gave the girl cannabis and alcohol before engaging in sexual activity with her.

Dolman met with the girl on several occasions before abducting her, which caused concern with the girl’s mother who alerted police.

He was served with a child abduction warning notice on 29 July, which he ignored.

Following the sentence, Julia Woodward, senior crown prosecutor for Wessex Crown Prosecution Service, said Dolman “took advantage of a girl for his own sexual gratification”.

Dolman was convicted in 2000 of a sexual assault on a girl, and was convicted in 2007 of two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.

October 2012

Prison sentence ‘inevitable’ for Dorchester man after abducting girl

A MAN who admitted abducting a 14-year-old girl and engaging in sexual activity with her has been warned a prison sentence is ‘inevitable’.

Andrew Mark Dolman, 30, appeared at Dorchester Crown Court where he admitted a charge of abducting a child between August 4 and August 7.

He also admitted an offence of sexual activity with a child between the same dates, which related to the same young girl.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and Dolman, of Trinity Street, Dorchester, was remanded in custody until his sentence hearing on November 9.

Judge Roger Jarvis warned the defendant: “Plain it is you appreciate you have made an admission to two very serious allegations, prison is inevitable.”

The judge also ordered that Dolman be placed on the sex offenders register.