2016

Sex predator raped disabled pensioner and homeless teenager

Ronald Michael Toyer, 50, of Clifden Road, St Austell, raped a disabled pensioner and a homeless teenager and was jailed for 18 years in April 2016.

Toyer, who also attempted to rape a third woman, who was in her sixties, was found guilty of two counts of rape and one of attempted rape by a jury.

He was handed an extended sentence for public protection at Truro Crown Court. The judge told him it was “difficult to see” when it would be safe for him to be released.

His sentence was made up of an 18-year jail term and an extra six years on licence after his release.

Toyer challenged his sentence at the Court of Appeal, in London, with his lawyers arguing it was over the top.

His complaints were thrown out by three senior judges, who said his punishment could not be criticised.

The court heard Toyer targeted his first victim, a woman in her sixties with severe physical disabilities, after she refused to have sex with him.

Within months of that he tried to rape another pensioner. His final victim was a 19-year-old homeless girl he met in a park.

She agreed to go to his home because she was desperate for a shower but he plied her with booze and cannabis before attacking her while she slept.

The girl told police she only knew she had been raped because he was “boasting” about it the following day.