Teacher is convicted of rape in city hotel room
The Herald|January 17, 2022
VICTIM INSISTS CONSENT WAS NOT GIVEN
STUART ABEL

A DANCE teacher has been convicted of raping a woman in a Plymouth hotel room – on the day he was due to answer bail accused of earlier sex offences against girls.

Former teaching assistant Brett Bullock, now aged 29, forced himself on an 18-year-old and then had sex with her as she slept, a jury heard.

Hours later, he was due to report to police on suspicion of rape and other sexual offences in his home town of Newquay.

Bullock was later convicted of sexual offences against five young girls – most of whom he had taught dance. He was jailed following a trial at Truro Crown Court in November, 2020, for 16 years.

A second jury at Plymouth Crown Court has now convicted Bullock of completely unrelated and much later offences against a teenager. He denied three counts of rape at the Copthorne Hotel on August 2, 2019, but was found guilty on unanimous verdicts.

The court heard that he was arrested within hours of the offence and was still in police custody in Plymouth when he was due to report to officers in Newquay.

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