Tony Monery – now of Swanfield Drive, Chichester

Man jailed over string of sex crimes against young girl

Sentence Extended… July 2017

West Sussex paedophile gets prison sentence extended.

A Chichester man, who raped and assaulted a 12-year-old over a three year period has had his prison sentence extended.

Tony Monery, 56, who was convicted in May for a series of sexual assaults, including rape, on a girl in Worthing will now serve 15 years, instead of the original 10 years.

The assaults on his victim started when she was just 12 years old in the late 1990s and continued into the early 2000s until she was 15.

It was only in her late 20s that she felt strong enough to confront the defendant via social media and he did not deny it. At this point, she then went to the police.

The Crown Prosecution Service referred the case to the Attorney General’s office on the grounds that the sentence was unduly lenient.

With the consent of the Attorney General’s office, the case was then heard by the Court of Appeal, which substituted a 15 year jail term in place of the original sentence of 10 years.

Gareth Morgan from the CPS said: “This was a particularly nasty case, involving a lengthy period of sexual abuse on a vulnerable young victim over a three year period. The fact that it took her so many years to come forward and report what had happened to her just shows the impact these offences had on her.

“Despite not denying the accusations when the victim contacted him via social media, the defendant took no opportunity to plead guilty and instead claimed during the trial that the sexual assaults were consensual, something that is not possible in law, as a child under the age of 16 cannot consent.”


Guilty and Jailed….

Child rapist jailed.

A PAEDOPHILE has been jailed for ten years for a string of sex crimes including the rape of a child.

Tony Monery, 56, a sales representative, now of Swanfield Drive, Chichester, was sentenced to a total of ten years imprisonment at Brighton Crown Court on Friday.

He was convicted after a four-day trial of a series of sexual assaults in Worthing, spanning three years, on a young girl he knew.

He was convicted of seven counts of indecent assault, one attempted rape and one rape between 1999 and 2001 on the girl who was aged between 12 and 15 at the time.

Monery will be a registered sex offender for life.

Detective constable Graham Gray of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said: “Monery gained the confidence of this young girl and systematically abused her for three years.

“Only in 2014 did she feel able to come forward and tell us what had happened to her.”

Monery made no comment in interview and pleaded not guilty throughout.

The victim had to face cross-examination in court.

The victim said: “The reason I came forward after so long is that he showed no remorse and I believe he needed to know he was in the wrong and I deserved justice.

“Now he has been found guilty I feel a great sense of relief and I can finally move forward with my life.”


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