Former karate instructor jailed for fifteen and a half years

Paul Drury

A former karate instructor from Teignmouth has been sentenced to fifteen and a half years in prison at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday 14 May.

Paul Drury, 57,  pleaded guilty to three counts of rape and multiple counts of possession and the making of indecent images.

Paul Drury

Paul Drury

Detective Inspector Andrea Kingdon, Public Protection Unit, said: “These were extremely serious offences and we are pleased that the sentencing today reflects both the gravity of the offending and the impact this has had on the victim.”

“These horrific offences took place more than a decade ago and i want to praise the victim for the braveness and courage she showed in coming forward to the police.

“I hope the outcome of this case shows that time isn’t a barrier, and no matter how long ago an offence took place, we will always fully investigate these types of crimes.”


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