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Man jailed for rape and assault

A 30-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years for raping and assaulting a woman.

Nathan Booth, of Swift Gardens, Lincoln, was sentenced today at Lincoln Crown Court to 12 years in prison. He was found guilty by a jury of a charge of rape and an assault, which resulted in the victim sustaining fractured ribs, chipped teeth and extensive bruising.

He will be placed on the sex offenders register for life and was given a sexual harm prevention order. The offence took place in October 2019 in Lincoln.

Detective Inspector Dave McKean said: “I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of the victim for coming forward. We hope this sentence brings closure and comfort to the victim.

“I would also like to thank the hard work and dedication of all officers involved from various teams, including our Protecting Vulnerable Person’s Team, The Force Targeting Team as well as the Intelligence Unit based at Lincoln and particularly the officer in charge of handling the case from start to finish.

“All were heavily involved in the investigation and in tracing and arresting the suspect who went on the run after committing the offence. This successful conviction is a testament to their efforts and we hope that this sends a clear message that offenders will be brought to justice.”

If you’ve been the victim of crime, support is available, whether you have reported the crime to the police or not. Victim Lincs provide free, confidential advice and guidance, as well as access to specialist emotional support services. Visit victimlincs.co.uk or call 01522 947510 Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm.

17 Nov 20 4:28 PM

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