December 2020

Rapist jailed for twice attacking woman after New Year’s party

A rapist who twice attacked a woman after a New Year’s Eve party in Tameside has been jailed for 11 years.

Anton McPherson (15/06/1990), of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court after being found guilty of two counts of rape on a 27-year-old woman in January 2019.

McPherson, the court was told, had committed the attacks following a New Year’s Eve party at an address in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The victim was sleeping in a separate room to McPherson but woke up to find him on top of her and that he had been raping her.

The woman tried to move McPherson off of her when he proceeded to rape her for a second time.

After his arrest, McPherson denied the assaults and pleaded not guilty to both counts of rape.

He was later found guilty by a jury on Friday 23 October 2020 before being sentenced today to 11 years and three years extended on his license.