October 2016

Fairground worker jailed for child rape and told he’s a danger to all females


A Newquay teenager who a judge said will pose a risk to women for the rest of his life raped an 11-year-old girl he groomed while working at a fairground in the town.

Alfie McIntyre, 18, was sentenced to five years in a young offender’s institution at Truro Crown Court yesterday afternoon having pleaded guilty to two counts of rape at an earlier hearing.

McIntyre was staying in temporary accommodation at the Springvale Guest House on Henver Road, Newquay, when the incident happened on May 31 this year.

The court heard that McIntyre was working at a fairground at Trevithick Manor, Trellogan Road, when he met two young girls, including the 11-year-old victim.

McIntyre began flirting with them before speaking to the victim in a suggestive way and telling her he wanted to have sex with her, and offering her free fair rides.

Three days later the two girls returned and after the victim’s friend left the fairground, McIntyre and the victim began chatting, before leaving the site together and walking towards the town.

The court heard McIntyre invited the girl to his upper floor flat at the Springvale Guest House on Henver Road and once inside he began kissing her.

The girl pulled herself away from McIntyre and stated that she didn’t want to get into trouble but McIntyre proceeded to pull down the girl’s leggings and ask for sex.

The girl reiterated that she didn’t want to get into trouble with the police but McIntyre told her they wouldn’t speak again if she didn’t have sex with him.

McIntyre continued his advances before taking the girl’s underwear off and raping her, despite the girl’s pleas for him to stop.

He gave the girl a choice of carrying on or having her perform oral sex on him. McIntyre later walked the girl back to her parent’s house, where the victim’s mother gave him a glass of lemonade.

In the proceeding days, McIntyre bragged to the girl’s friends about what they had done and after complaining of physical pain the girl told her stepfather and mother about what had happened

The girl’s parents called the police, and the court heard how an internal medical examination suggested that the girl had been a victim of rape.

McIntyre’s flat was searched by police who found condoms, which the girl had previously mentioned McIntyre had used, and CCTV also confirmed that the girl had been there, the court heard.

McIntyre was arrested on June 4.

During his interview he denied having sex with the girl and stated that she was following him around, despite him asking her not to.

McIntyre was charged with two counts of rape, which he pleaded guilty to at a later crown court hearing.

McIntyre appeared to show little emotion as Judge Simon Carr ordered him to spend five years in a young offender’s institution.

Judge Carr described how he had “no doubt” that McIntyre will be a danger to women for the rest of his life.

Judge Carr told McIntyre: “That young girl will have to live with this for the rest of her life. I accept you have suffered enormous challenges in your life, but you have shown no remorse for your actions and you see yourself as the victim, rather than the child you raped.

“You are a high risk to women and don’t understand or accept the severity of what you do.”

McIntyre was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.