A man has been sentenced to eight and a half years’ imprisonment for a rape in Aylesbury.
Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police a 20 year old man of Coventon Road, Aylesbury was sentenced to eight and a half years imprisonment after a jury at Aylesbury Crown Court found him guilty of a single count of rape on Tuesday 29th June 2021. The trial lasted one week.
The 20 year old man’s conviction relates to an incident which took place on Sunday 15th March 2020, when a woman aged in her forties was raped at a time between 4.00am and 5.00am in the bus station car park in Friars Square in Aylesbury.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Fred Ruffle of Aylesbury police station, said: ‘First of all I would like to pay tribute to the victim and her family for their continued support through what has been a long and drawn out process. [The 20 year old man] lied his way through the court proceedings, meaning the victim had to relive this awful ordeal and tell the jury about it.
This was a horrendous incident, whereby a vulnerable member of the community was targeted by [the 20 year old man].
Following the incident, [the 20 year old man] was identified following appeals to the public, so I would like to also pay my thanks to them for their help with this investigation.
This investigation and ultimately conviction go to show that reports of such terrible crimes will always be investigated fully, and those who may have suffered such crimes should feel confident in reporting to the police. You will be supported by specially trained officers throughout the process.
[The 20 year old man] has showed no remorse or accountability for his actions, and the sentence passed down in court is a reflection of this.‘
*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.