March 2021

Depraved former pub landlord found guilty of child sex offences

A former East Yorkshire pub landlord has been found guilty of a catalogue of sickening sex offences against children.

Mark Dallison, 48, has been found guilty of:

  • Two counts of sexual assault

  • Sexual activity with a child under the age of 16

  • Inciting a girl under the age of 15 to engage in penetrative sexual activity

  • Three counts of rape

He was convicted after a three week trial at Hull Crown Court.

However, the jury were unable to reach a verdict on another count of sexual assault.

During the lengthy three week trial, the jury heard how evil Dallison, the former landlord of the Bay Horse in Cherry Burton, near Beverley, targeted teenage girls.

From the beginning of his tenure at the popular pub, Dallison frequently made sexual comments to and about young females and would often subject them to unwanted physical touching.

His offending escalated, with him raping one of his victims during a number of times at the pub.

The victim bravely gave evidence against manipulative Dallison, telling how he once pinned her down with a collapsed dog cage as he raped her.

On the third day of the trial, the jury were shown harrowing footage from her police interview in which she detailed how far Dallison went.

She said she was targeted by Dallison when she was just 14 and plied with booze before he went on to sexually assault and rape her.

The woman told the police officer one occasion saw Mr Dallison put his hands down her trousers.

Another saw him “force” her up against a sink before he exposed himself and forced her to touch him.

She said: “He came close to me and I thought it was a bit weird. I didn’t say no or do anything.

“The first time, when he moved away from me I went into the bathroom and was kind of freaking out.

“He didn’t say anything after that, he just ignored it and acted like it didn’t happen.

“The second time, after he looked at me and said, ‘You’re not going to tell anyone about this’.”

The woman said she was raped by Mr Dallison for the first time just weeks later and that it happened a further two times.

Throughout the trial, Dallison was described as “aggressive and controlling”.

He will appear again in court on March 26 for sentencing.