A MAN from Tidworth has been found guilty of sexual offences, using his position as a landlord to prey on vulnerable women.

Frederick Allard, 73, of Nepaul Road, was found guilty of sexual assault and causing/inciting prostitution following a trial at Winchester Crown Court on Tuesday, May 7.

The offences took place between February 2019 and January 2023.

Complex Crime Investigator Elly Moxom said: "The victims in this case contacted Wiltshire Police following encounters with Tidworth landlord Frederick Allard. After enquiring about rooms to rent within Mr Allard's property, they were subjected to sexual assault, and grossly inappropriate and offensive behaviour from him, including requests of performing sex acts in exchange for a reduced rate of rent.

"Allard's actions had a significant impact on the female victims who all showed bravery and resilience throughout the investigation and trial.

"Wiltshire Police wish to send a strong message to those who perpetrate harm to women and girls. We will show zero tolerance to crimes like those committed by Mr Allard who sought to exploit perceived vulnerabilities in his victims for sexual gratification."

Allard has been remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Friday, June 21.