Loughborough Echo

Man jailed for six years for raping his wife

- By FINVOLA DUNPHY News Reporter

A man has been sentenced sent to six years in jail after being conv convicted of raping his wife.

The attack happen happened in August 2017, when the man, in his 40s, was living with his wife in Charnwood Charnwood.

After a night out he was reported to have got angry with his p partner, before going home and raping her.

A man has been sentenced to six years in jail after being convicted of raping his wife.

The attack happened in August 2017, when the man, in his 40s, was living with his wife in Charnwood.

After a night out he was reported to have got angry with his partner, before going home and raping her.

On Friday, November 5, he stood trial at Leicester Crown Court, where he was found guilty.

At first, the wife did not think the offence counted as rape because she was married to the man.

It was only after she talked to a friend about what had happened a week later, that she was encouraged to report the incident to the police.

Sergeant Steve Wallage said: “There can be a lot of common myths about what rape is, but ultimately if a person has forced you to have sex with them then that is rape – whether the person is known to you or not.”

The force’s Signal department carried out an investigat­ion, gathering evidence which led to the husband being charged.

According to police, after conversati­ons with the victim, they decided not to disclose the defendant’s name to help further protect the woman’s identity and to help raise awareness of the offence of rape within marriage.

Sergeant Wallage said: “The victim of this offence initially thought that this would not be investigat­ed as a rape offence due to the defendant being her husband at the time.

“It was only when talking with a friend she was encouraged to report it to us and we were able to investigat­e and bring the offender to court.

“If you believe you have been a victim of a sexual offence then please speak with someone about it – and please report it to us.

“We treat all reports of rape and sexual assault extremely seriously and have specially trained officers in place who will provide advice and support to you throughout the investigat­ion.”

POLICE HOPING TO RAISE MORE AWARENESS OF THE OFFENCE

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