Blackpool man Matthew Terry guilty of Preston sex attacks

Jurors have found a man guilty of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 3:45 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 3:58 pm

Matthew Marcus Terry, of Taylor Terrace, Blackpool, had denied raping a woman on two occasions and sexually assaulting another in Preston in 2018.

The 24-year-old was convicted following a trial at Lancaster’s Nightingale Court.

The complainants cannot be identified for legal reasons.

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Lancaster Town Hall, where Lancashire's Nightingale Court is

Terry raped the woman at an address in the Ashton area of Preston, and a second time at a house party in August 2018, in which he allegedly trapped her in a bedroom.

Giving evidence by video link during the case, the young woman said Terry had tried to convince her she had ‘imagined it’ when she confronted him, and that she “didn’t think anyone would believe me” if she had have called for help at the party.

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