Sex attacker jailed for four years after abusing 14-year-old girl

Alan Holley

Alan Holley

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

A MAN with an “extremely low” IQ has been jailed for four years for sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Alan Holley abused the girl over a period of months in 2009 when she was 14, in Basingstoke.

The 52-year-old had sex with the girl several times and made her feel uncomfortable by holding her hand in public, Winchester Crown Court heard.

Holley, of May Place, Basingstoke, appeared in the dock for sentence having admitted one count of sexual activity with a child.

Simon Edwards, prosecuting, said the count covered multiple occasions of sexual abuse against the girl, who was described as vulnerable.

The matter came to the attention of the police in June last year, when officers went around to the house where the girl lived and spoke to her concerned mother.

The court heard the victim detailed the abuse the next day in a video-taped interview with specialist officers.

Mr Edwards said Holley admitted to the abuse when arrested, and later pleaded guilty to the charge at a plea and case management hearing earlier this year.

Richard Onslow, defending, said the greatest mitigation he could offer was the early guilty plea.

He told Judge Jane Miller: “He is not a man in good health. Your honour will have noted that he’s a vulnerable individual, and to that extent his time in prison may well be worse than those that are more robust.”

Judge Miller said that while Holley had an “extremely low IQ of 65”, the aggravating features were the vulnerability of the victim and that the abuse had been “committed on a number of occasions over a period of some months”.

She jailed Holley for four years, made him subject to a sexual offences prevention order until further notice, and ordered him to sign on to the sexual offenders register for life.

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2:05pm Tue 11 Mar 14

laurence86 says...

I fail to see how an individual’s IQ should affect his or her prison sentence, this should purely be determined by the severity of their crime. If you are capable of committing the crime then you are capable of serving the time.
I fail to see how an individual’s IQ should affect his or her prison sentence, this should purely be determined by the severity of their crime. If you are capable of committing the crime then you are capable of serving the time. laurence86
  • Score: 16

4:07pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Folkestone Saint says...

laurence86 wrote:
I fail to see how an individual’s IQ should affect his or her prison sentence, this should purely be determined by the severity of their crime. If you are capable of committing the crime then you are capable of serving the time.
I agree Laurence, he knew it was wrong and took advantage of a vulnerable young girl who's life will never be the same.
I am concerned with the thumbs down you got, it suggests they are in support of a pervert?
[quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: I fail to see how an individual’s IQ should affect his or her prison sentence, this should purely be determined by the severity of their crime. If you are capable of committing the crime then you are capable of serving the time.[/p][/quote]I agree Laurence, he knew it was wrong and took advantage of a vulnerable young girl who's life will never be the same. I am concerned with the thumbs down you got, it suggests they are in support of a pervert? Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 12

8:59pm Tue 11 Mar 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

laurence86 wrote:
I fail to see how an individual’s IQ should affect his or her prison sentence, this should purely be determined by the severity of their crime. If you are capable of committing the crime then you are capable of serving the time.
Exactly. Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: I fail to see how an individual’s IQ should affect his or her prison sentence, this should purely be determined by the severity of their crime. If you are capable of committing the crime then you are capable of serving the time.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Spot on. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 2

12:53pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
laurence86 wrote:
I fail to see how an individual’s IQ should affect his or her prison sentence, this should purely be determined by the severity of their crime. If you are capable of committing the crime then you are capable of serving the time.
I agree Laurence, he knew it was wrong and took advantage of a vulnerable young girl who's life will never be the same.
I am concerned with the thumbs down you got, it suggests they are in support of a pervert?
The acid test is if somebody knows right from wrong regardless of their IQ. This man clearly knew right from wrong and therefore a prison sentence is appropriate. I do not believe his low IQ should be used as mitigation but accepting his guilt, so that the victim did not need to undergo cross-examination in court, should be.
Incidentally if I voted I would give the first comment a thumbs down because I can think of many instances where people are capable of commiting a crime but cannot be held responsible - this would be a vote against the comment not a sign of support for this pervert. Life has far more greys than the black and white image painted by the above comments. But be clear I am not an apologist for Alan Holley who deserves to go to prison for a long time and monitored for the rest of his life.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: I fail to see how an individual’s IQ should affect his or her prison sentence, this should purely be determined by the severity of their crime. If you are capable of committing the crime then you are capable of serving the time.[/p][/quote]I agree Laurence, he knew it was wrong and took advantage of a vulnerable young girl who's life will never be the same. I am concerned with the thumbs down you got, it suggests they are in support of a pervert?[/p][/quote]The acid test is if somebody knows right from wrong regardless of their IQ. This man clearly knew right from wrong and therefore a prison sentence is appropriate. I do not believe his low IQ should be used as mitigation but accepting his guilt, so that the victim did not need to undergo cross-examination in court, should be. Incidentally if I voted I would give the first comment a thumbs down because I can think of many instances where people are capable of commiting a crime but cannot be held responsible - this would be a vote against the comment not a sign of support for this pervert. Life has far more greys than the black and white image painted by the above comments. But be clear I am not an apologist for Alan Holley who deserves to go to prison for a long time and monitored for the rest of his life. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 11

9:47am Thu 13 Mar 14

Dave420 says...

I don't know this nonce but always thought he looked a wrong un! Poor Girl :-(
I don't know this nonce but always thought he looked a wrong un! Poor Girl :-( Dave420
  • Score: -1

10:59am Thu 13 Mar 14

bev-50 says...

This post should be kept posted to warn others of this disgusting pervert and to protect other childen.

Also he may of got given a four year sentence but will probably come out after two years on good behaviour
This post should be kept posted to warn others of this disgusting pervert and to protect other childen. Also he may of got given a four year sentence but will probably come out after two years on good behaviour bev-50
  • Score: -3

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