Update: Now living in East Bowling, Bradford

March 2003

Child rapist jailed for 8 years

A 40-year-old man who raped and indecently assaulted a 13=-year-old girl has been sentenced to eight years 

Gary Terry, formerly of Bradford but now living in Carmarthen was convicted of one charge of rape of a child aged under 16 and indecent assault on a child aged under 16. 

He was cleared on a further seven sexual charges relating to the same victim

Terry must now register as a sex offender for life.

October 2017

Convicted rapist terrifies ex-partner with rape threats and vile remarks

A rapist burst into a former partner’s home while she was naked in bed, pulled the duvet off and told her: “I’ll f*****g rape you.”

Before entering the house he had also hung items of her underwear on the aerial of her car.

The victim, who was in her 20s, had briefly been in a relationship with Gary Terry, 55, but before she knew he had convictions for rape and indecent assault, Hull Crown Court heard.

Following their relationship, they shared a house in Driffield, and after they had been out for a meal on July 18, Terry complained she had “ignored” him when they got home at 1.15am the next day.

Simon Clegg, prosecuting, said an argument began and Terry grabbed her mobile phone and “snapped” it. He also pushed her onto a bed, causing her to hit her head on the headboard, then threw pieces of the phone at her, causing a cut to her head.

Mr Clegg said: “The complainant was so in fear for her safety she left the house and sat in her car waiting for the defendant to fall asleep before she could return.”

Terry was arrested but was released on police bail with the condition not to contact the victim, who moved into another house with her new partner.

The front door was unlocked as her partner was due home.

Mr Clegg said: “The complainant heard the defendant running upstairs. He entered her bedroom, he knelt at the side of the complainant’s bed, and in angry terms demanded on two occasions that she kiss him. The complainant refused and told him repeatedly to get out.

“He responded that he was going to kiss her anyway and the complainant refused. Without any warning, the defendant pulled the duvet from the bed, leaving the complainant naked and exposed.”

The victim later said in a statement: “I had taken hold of the pillow and tried to cover my naked body. He clamped his clenched fists on the side of my head and stood over me shouting, ‘I’ll f*****g rape you. Give me a f*****g kiss’.”

The victim’s partner arrived home and demanded to know what Terry was doing there, and during the exchange the followed, he was heard to say “she was the best f**k I ever had”, and referring to them both as “dykes”.

Terry left and the women, supported by the victim’s sister, reported the incident at a police station.

He was waiting for them in his car when they came out and “followed them around Driffield”. When police caught up with Terry he was three times over the legal alcohol limit for driving, and twice over when was tested again at a police station.

Terry, of Clements Close, Driffield, admitted harassment, drink-driving, common assault and criminal damage.

John Thackray, for Terry, said he was originally from West Yorkshire and plans to leave Driffield on his release from prison.

“He maintains there was a more significant relationship than that which has been outlined, but that doesn’t take away from his culpability and what he’s done,” Mr Thackray said.

Jailing Terry for 20 months, Judge Mark Bury said pulling the duvet away was intended to “embarrass and humiliate her”.

He told him: “You then made what I regard as a disgusting comment. It’s quite clear that combination of offending you have committed means that only an immediate sentence of imprisonment can be justified.”