14 offences over 30 years admitted

Dance was charged with 20 counts of sexual offences, carried out over a 30-year period, against six females.

He was arrested on March 15, interviewed by detectives at Exmouth and appeared at Exeter Crown Court on June 22 where he pleaded guilty to 14 counts, with a further six to lie on file.

Dance was remanded in custody until Friday when he was sentenced to 21-and-half years by Judge Graham Cottle.

Dance was charged with:

l One charge of rape of a girl aged 14


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l Sexual assault by penetration of a girl aged 14.

l Nine charges of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 years old.

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l Five charges of rape of a female under 16.

l One charge of gross indecency with a girl under 14 years – rape.

l One charge of attempted indecent assault on a woman.

l One charge of gross indecency with a girl under 16 years – rape.

l One charge of rape of a woman.

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