April 2018

Torquay man caged for 10 years for sex assaults on girls

A Torquay man has been jailed for 10 years for sexually assaulting two girls aged under 13.

Jayme Doyle, 25, of Warbro Road, threatened his victims to make sure they stayed silent about his vile behaviour.

He told one she would get into trouble with the police and threatened violence to the other.

Doyle admitted 17 sexual offences against children when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.

Judge Timothy Rose said Doyle acted ‘without any regard for the pain, misery and corruption’ he inflicted.

In statements the victims said the assaults had torn their lives apart.

Prosecutor Mr Richard Crabb said the incidents mostly involved Doyle touching the girls sexually and making them touch his genitals.

Doyle admitted offences of sexual assault, inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

One of the victims said she had been frightened of Doyle and that he said she would go to prison if she told anyone.

“I feel sick whenever I think about it,” she said.

He was even more threatening to his second victim and said he would physically harm her if she did not do what he said.

Mr Kevin Hopper, mitigating, said Doyle had psychological problems of his own. He tried to minimise his offending when quizzed by police by saying he was homosexual and had no interest in children.

He has no previous convictons.

“There is no doubt whatsoever you were extracting sexual gratification and sexual motivation,” said Judge Rose.

He added: “Your behaviour involved threats you put forward to both victims.

“Quite clearly you’ve damaged them both greatly. Some of the damage will stay with them, most likely, for the rest of their lives.”