Local AmDram performer and serving policeman jailed for sex offences

A serving officer with Greater Manchester Police has been jailed for sexual offences.

Dominic Dunne, who was a regular performer in the musical amateur dramatic scene across Ashton, Mossley and Oldham, was sentenced to seven years in prison at Preston Combined court yesterday.

He was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault, voyeurism and taking indecent images of a child. Dunne will remain on the sex offenders register and be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for life.

The 26-year-old from Romiley was arrested back in November 2017. An examination of his phone uncovered a number of photos and videos of a girl, taken when she was aged between 16-19.

Some images showed Dunne sexually assaulting the girl, while others were taken without her consent or when she was unaware that she was being photographed.

Detective Constable Susan Masheter of GMP’s Phoenix Tameside CSE Team said: “I would like to thank the victim in this case for the bravery and dignity she has shown throughout this investigation and during the court case.

“I hope this result provides her with some comfort when coming to terms with the horrible crimes that have been committed against her.

 “Dunne has never taken any responsibility for his actions and has shown no remorse for his crimes. 

“He is a manipulative individual who abused this girl’s trust for his own perverted gratification and now has a long time behind bars to contemplate the harm he’s caused.”

Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

- If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

 - You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.

- St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral. 

- Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. 

- Survivors Manchester offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of when the event happened. Contact 0161 236 2182.

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