UK: Man repeatedly raped, filmed wife in her sleep, jailed for 9 years

Updated On : 04 Aug , 2017 , 01:20 PM
UK: Man repeatedly raped, filmed wife in her sleep, jailed for 9 years (Representational image)
UK: Man repeatedly raped, filmed wife in her sleep, jailed for 9 years (Representational image)
New Delhi:

A UK man has been sentenced to 9 years in jail by the Newcastle Crown court for raping his wife while she was asleep. The man has repeatedly carried out sex attacks on his wife and filmed the incident on his phone taking advantage of her heavy sleep.

The entire incident came to light when the woman found videos on his husband’s phone that he mistakenly left home.

“Since that day, my life and that of our children has been completely turned upside down in ways I still cannot come to terms with.

“I never thought he would be capable of doing what he did. “He has completely fooled me. I never want to see him again,” the Independent quoted victim as saying.

The couple has been living together for 10 years and also have children.

“On March 14 this year, the defendant left for work. As he forgot to take his mobile phone with him, the complainant took the opportunity to look at the phone and noticed something called Video Locker, Prosecutor Mark Giuliani told Independent.

“Initially, she couldn’t get access to it, which caused her to become suspicious.”

But somehow, she managed to get the access of the application and found out the videos recorded by her husband.

“It showed video recordings of the defendant participating in sexual activity with his wife while she was asleep, Giuliani added.

The Court has asked the perpetrator to sign the Sex Offenders’ register for a lifetime and lashed out at him for treating her wife as an object for his own fantasies.

Sentencing the man to nine years in prison, and ordering him to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life, Mr Recorder Baird said: “Between September 2016 and March this year, you raped and sexually abused her while she was incapable of giving consent to your actions.

“I take the view you took advantage of the fact that she was in drink and a heavy sleeper.

“You did so for your own sexual gratification and treated her as an object for your fantasies, disregarding her wishes or needs,” the Independent reported.

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First Published : Friday, August 04, 2017 12:56 PM
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