Geoffrey Holyoake

Geoffrey Holyoake, a violent male transvestite, was convicted of four charges of indecent assault and one of attempted rape, as well as false imprisonment, administering a noxious substance and possession of cannabis and amphetamines with intent to supply. Holyoake, 53, from Frome, was found guilty at Bristol Crown Court in 2005 and jailed for 16 years.

All charges related to three vulnerable women he deliberately targeted before drugging them and subjecting them to a series of sexual assaults inside his padlocked home between June 2002 and July 2004. Victims described him wearing various costumes including stockings and suspenders and a surgeon’s costume before assaulting them with homemade sharp implements. Victims also described  Holyoake dressing them in costumes, including school uniform, while they were incapacitated by the drugs he administered.

Holyoake, from Frome, Somerset was described as a “very dangerous man” by Judge Carol Hagen after the jury returned their verdicts. One of his victims described him as “evil and sadistic.”

An ex-partner of Holyoake who lived with him between 1996 and 1999 said “He put me through complete hell.” “On one occasion he grabbed my throat and I did think he was going to kill me. He would also pull knives on me at times. I’m not surprised by what he did to these girls. It’s all about having control over women.” She also commented that “He has destroyed my life. He would spike my coffee with drugs and made me addicted to amphetamines. “He would try to make me wear schoolgirl clothes and would often dress up as a woman himself.”

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