A SALISBURY man has been jailed for 12 years for multiple counts of rape and coercive and controlling behaviour.
Terry Newman, of Cherry Orchard Lane, was arrested after police were called to an unrelated incident in 2020.
During the incident, the victim disclosed historic sexual assaults and controlling and coercive behaviour by 52-year-old Newman.
The allegations included one occasion when Newman raped the woman while forcing her head down into a pillow. On another, Newman assaulted the victim and controlled where she could and could not go, as well as controlling her finances.
Det Con Ryan Churchley, of Wiltshire Police, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the victim for the bravery she has shown in contacting police in relation to her ordeal.
“Not only that, but I’d like to commend her for the bravery she showed in the court room during the trial.
“After Newman pleaded not guilty, his victim was forced to relive her ordeal in a court room while being cross examined.
“I hope this sentence will provide her with some closure, however, I completely understand that no sentence will ever compensate for what he did to her.
“Newman would often consume alcohol before being violent and manipulative – nobody should ever experience what this woman has been through.
“I hope this case encourages anyone else in a similar position to come forward and report it to us. You will be fully supported by our officers and we will also be able to direct you to support agencies who can provide further, long-term support.”
To report any sexual offence, no matter how much time has passed, contact Wiltshire Police on 101.