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Eight years imprisonment for man who raped a woman in Chesham

| October 12, 2017

Aylesbury Crown Court. (Archive picture)

A man from High Wycombe has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for raping a woman in Chesham.

On Thursday 12th October 2017, at Aylesbury Crown Court, a man from High Wycombe was found guilty of four counts of rape following a four day trial. He was sentenced on the afternoon of Thursday 12th October 2017 at the same court.

At around 11.00pm on Thursday 6th October 2016 a woman aged in her twenties was walking in Elm Tree Hill from the town centre. She was followed by the man who he dragged her behind garages where he raped her. She was able to push her attacker away and escape.

On Friday 7th October 2017 the man was arrested in connection with the incident. He was charged in connection with the offences on Saturday 15th April 2017.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Ben Giddings, of Force CID Buckinghamshire, said: ‘This was a horrendous attack on a lone female which has had a lasting impact upon her. She has been incredibly courageous in coming forward to report this incident to police resulting in the conviction of [the man].

When someone comes forward to report a sexual offence, Thames Valley Police will treat the person with the utmost sensitivity. We work to support victims and investigate so that offenders are brought before the courts to face justice.

In this case a dangerous offender will have a significant amount of time in prison to reflect upon his actions and I hope this enables the victim to be able to start the difficult process of being able to rebuild her life.

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