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Man sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted rape, sexual assault and exposures in Guildford

14 Nov, 2017 16:44 News Behind Bars

A man who sexually assaulted and exposed himself to young women in Guildford over an 18 month period has been sentenced.

Kemil Dungyov, 26, from Yew Tree Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted rape, one count of sexual assault and four counts of exposure, when he appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday 3 October. Today (14 November) he was sentenced to 9 years and 10 months.

The first report was on 19 September 2015, when Dungyov exposed himself to a woman in the alleyway between Woodbridge Road and Woodbridge Meadows.

DNA and ID evidence then subsequently linked him to five other cases, including a sexual assault in the same alleyway, and an attempted rape in Weston Road, Guildford. Six other similar charges, relating to similar offences, will lie on file.

Detective Sergeant Yahya Aslam, said:

“I am very, very pleased that this man is off our streets. All his victims have shown tremendous bravery in coming forward and supporting this prosecution. Although he didn’t plead guilty to all the charges, I take comfort from the fact his guilty pleas meant the women he attacked didn’t have to relive their ordeal giving evidence in court.

“I want to pay tribute to the work of all the uniformed and detective colleagues who worked so hard to catch this man, and the officers who worked extra patrols to protect the public from his activities. This was a substantial investigation, over a long period of time, and the officers have persevered with it throughout.

“In particular I want to highlight the work of Detective Constable Jo Smith who has been with this case from the outset, and whose tenacity and focus was so important in bringing this man to justice.

“Dungyov was finally caught when he exposed himself to an off-duty officer in the early hours of 8 April 2017. Showing great presence of mind this victim called 999 for assistance from colleagues, and kept him in constant view as he tried to leave the scene."

How to protect yourself

The chances of you or a member of your family becoming a victim of these types of crime are very low. But everyone can take some simple precautions:

  • If you are going to be out late, plan how you are going to get home:
    • What time is the last bus or train? Can you set an alarm to make sure you catch it?
    • Can you book a taxi (from a reputable firm)?
    • Could you or a friend be a designated driver?
    • Can you walk with friends?
  • Once you have a plan, stick to it – look out for your friends and make sure everyone gets home safely. 
  • If you are walking, avoid short cuts in lonely areas. Keep to well-lit, busy streets – pick a route that you know well. Anticipate where you will feel most threatened, and what you can do in response. 
  • Stay alert to your surroundings – avoid distractions such as mobile phones or headphones.
  • As you approach your car or home, have your keys ready so you can enter without delay.
  • If you think you are being followed, trust your instincts and take action. As confidently as you can, cross the road and turn to see who is following you. If they are still following you, walk towards well lit and busy areas – late night shops, petrol stations or fast food outlets – and tell people what is happening. Call the police.
  • If you feel threatened, shout for help as loudly as you can or shout for someone to contact the police. Use a personal attack alarm. Try to get to a safe place and call the police.

More advice is available on our website.

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