Bournemouth taxi driver Terence Collins guilty of sex offences

A taxi driver described as "every woman's worst nightmare" has been convicted of three sex offences.

Terence Collins, 59, from Bournemouth was found guilty by a jury of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault by penetration.

The court heard one of the rapes involved a 14-year-old girl he followed home before forcing her into his taxi.

Collins, described as "a dangerous sexual predator", will be sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on 11 July.

In 2010, he followed the 14-year-old girl from Bournemouth town centre as she walked home before grabbing and raping her in the back of his taxi.

Two years later, in March 2012, Collins raped and sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman after she got into his vehicle following a night out with a friend.

Julia Woodward, senior prosecutor for CPS Wessex, said: "Terence Collins is every woman's worst nightmare - a man using his job as a taxi driver to attack women when they are at their most vulnerable.

"Thanks to the bravery of these two young women in reporting the offences to Dorset Police and then giving evidence in court, a dangerous sexual predator will now be jailed."

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