DC Tony Morrey from Surrey Police said: “I hope this guilty verdict and sentence will in some way help the young girl to come to terms with what’s happened and move on with her life.“She had the courage to report Cole’s vile offending to an adult despite the fact that he made her swear not to tell anyone and I’d like to commend her bravery in coming forward.The building comprised a villa of corridor type with a separate bathhouse, both reconstructed in several phases of occupation.The bathhouse ‘resembles many of the ordinary camp bath houses’ in plan and was probably used by the men of the adjacent tile-works.Ashtead Roman Villa and Bathhouse dates to the 1st and 2nd century AD.In the north of Ashtead Common a number of earthworks and other features surround the site.
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The 54-year-old was immediately sentenced to four years in jail and on release will be subject to lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Cole’s crimes took place throughout 2015 in Dorking and Ashtead.
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