February 2021

Police praise ‘brave’ rape victim for bringing culprit to justice

A woman raped by a man visiting her home been praised by the police for her bravery in reporting the attack and bringing the offender to justice.

Jamie Russell, 31, went to the victim’s home on a social visit in August 2018 and they both drank alcohol. The court was told it was just hours after his then long term partner gave birth to their twins.

When the woman fell into an intoxicated sleep he removed her clothing and began having sex with her

She was deeply shocked on waking up in the early hours of the morning, to discover the defendant was having sex and immediately stopped him.

The victim had to give evidence in court as Russell, of Rancliffe Crescent, Braunstone, Leicester, denied rape, claiming it was consensual.

A jury at the city’s crown court convicted Russell on a 10 – 2 majority verdict.

He was jailed for six years.