Surrey care worker jailed for 22 years for raping girls

John Jury
Image caption John Jury was convicted at Guildford Crown Court following a trial in October

A care home worker from Surrey has been jailed for 22 years after being convicted of raping three schoolgirls over a period of 13 years.

John Jury, 50, of Scotts Farm Road, Epsom, was charged after one of his victims contacted police after she spotted his picture on Facebook.

He was convicted at an earlier hearing of five rapes, three counts of sexual touching and one of indecent assault.

Jury was also given an indeterminate public protection sentence.

He was told during the Guildford Crown Court hearing he would serve a minimum of 11 years before being able to apply for parole.

Child abuse books

Surrey Police said the offences took place between 1998 and 2011 after Jury groomed his victims, two of whom were abused from the age of 11.

He used threats and persuasion to keep their silence.

Officers found manuals about child abuse and novels about abused children hidden in the wardrobe when they raided his home.

A number of indecent images of one of the girls were found on his laptop computer and phone.

Det Con David Sprague said Jury was calculating and dangerous.

"His appalling crimes have had a devastating impact on the lives of all three of his victims," he said.

"It is thanks to their courage and determination that Jury's predatory behaviour has been brought to a halt and he will now spend a considerable time behind bars."

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