August 2021

‘Dangerous’ Wokingham man demanded sex and tried to drag woman out of car in Reading

James Dyer, aged 34, of Longs Way, Wokingham was sentenced to two years and six months’ imprisonment on Tuesday

A man who sent indecent videos including to two teenage girls and tried to drag a woman out of her car after asking her to have sex with him has been jailed.

Thames Valley Police praised the “bravery and courage” of the victims of James Dyer who carried out his sickening offences in Reading.

Police branded Dyer, 34, as someone who “displayed all the hallmarks of a dangerous offender” and said he was “intent on sexual contact with young women and unable to control himself”.

At Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, August 25, Dyer of Longs Way, Wokingham, was handed a two years and six months jail sentence after he had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of sending an indecent or grossly offensive electronic communication with intent to cause distress or anxiety, as well as one count each of sexual assault and common assault.

In a statement after the case Thames Valley Police said that in early April this year, Dyer sent videos of “a sexual nature to two teenage girls and a woman in her 20s as well as grossly offensive comments”.

Police said on April 16, Dyer opened the door of a parked car in Reading and attempted to drag out the victim, a woman in her 20s “who was sat inside whilst asking her to have sex with him. “

The victim was able to get away.

As well as his jail sentence, Dyer, was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order which is in place for 10 years.

Restraining orders were also granted against him in relation to his victims which are also in place for 10 years.

In April 2021, Dyer avoided prison after he slapped and punched his neighbour before grabbing a pizza cutter in a “nasty” rampage back in December 2018.