Man sentenced to prison for rape – Oxfordshire
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A man has been sentenced to prison for raping a woman.
Andre Thompson, aged 35, formerly of Thornbury Road, Eynsham, was found guilty by unanimous verdict at Oxford Crown Court yesterday (7/10).
He was sentenced to a total of nine years’ imprisonment and will be immediately deported to Jamaica upon his release.
On 13 February this year, Thompson raped a woman whom he knew. She did not give her consent to have sex with him.
Following this, on 26 February, Thompson let himself into the victim’s house while she was asleep and she woke to find him in her room. Having told him to leave, she then reported both incidents to the police.
Thompson was charged with the offence on 1 March.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Oliver Harrison, based at Banbury police station, said: “This was an absolutely abhorrent offence which took place at the victim’s home, where she has a right to feel safe.
“Thompson targeted the victim at a time when she was vulnerable. He is a dangerous predator and our communities are safer now that he has been sentenced to prison.
“The victim in this case has shown incredible bravery throughout the distressing process of a police investigation and subsequent trial, and I would like to thank her for this.
“I hope that this conviction shows that we will always investigate offences such as these and that we will always seek to bring dangerous criminals like Thompson to justice.”