Man who drugged and raped woman during campaign of abuse jailed

Frederick Allchorne (Met Police)
Frederick Allchorne (Met Police)

A man who drugged and raped a woman during a horrific campaign of abuse has been jailed.

Frederick Allchorne, 62, from Wiltshire, was sentenced to 22 years in prison at Croydon Crown Court on Friday. He had already been placed on the Sex Offences Register for life following a conviction in 2010.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, five counts of administering a stupefying or overpowering drug with intent, five counts of indecent assault on a woman over 16 and one count of bigamy.

The victim, a woman in her 50s, went to a police station in Sutton in August 2018 to report years of abuse by her ex-partner.

The sexual abuse began in the mid-80s when she was just 15-years-old. She was drugged and raped numerous times, and even woke up on several occasions to find she was tied to the bed.

On one occasion the victim woke to find her tongue rolling into the back of her throat which made her feel like she was choking, and she went to hospital.

During the investigation a medical report was conducted, which stated the symptoms presented in the hospital were consistent with the effects of drug administration.

A psychologist provided an expert report and diagnosed the victim with complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by the abuse she suffered due to Allchorne. She also suffered severe physical injuries from the time of the abuse, which continue to impact her life.

She left Allchorne in September 1991.

Tina, the victim, said in a statement: “The officers believed in me, you have to come forward yourself. If you don’t it will catch up on you one day, it’s time to take back control. Don’t suffer in silence, you are not alone. Please come forward and you will be heard.”

The investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Laura Thomas, said: “The victim survivor in this case has shown great courage in standing up to Allchorne and ensuring he was made to answer for his actions. I would like to praise the strength and commitment she has shown throughout this case.”

If you have been a victim of sexual assault or rape, including non-recent abuse, or you have information about an offender, contact police on 101 or 999 in an emergency – there are specially trained officers who will listen and investigate where needed.