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.