A 29-year-old man was jailed for coercive and controlling behaviour when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court yesterday (5 October).
Kyle Coupland-Short, of The Link, Louth was sentenced to nine years in prison and was also placed on the sex offender’s register for life.
He earlier pleaded guilty to five counts of controlling and coercive behaviour towards four women. His offending spanned a period of six years between 2016 and 2022.
Coupland-Short also pleaded guilty to causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent at a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court in September.
Lead investigating officer, DC Katie Moore, said: “Firstly, I would like to commend the bravery of the victims who came forward to report his behaviour and those who supported the investigation through to prosecution. It has been a long process, and their help has meant that Coupland-Short can be brought to justice.
“Being a victim of coercive and controlling behaviour has a huge impact on the victim, physically, mentally, and emotionally. It takes immense courage and strength to stand up against someone and we take all reports of this nature seriously.
“The sentence given to him highlights the seriousness of coercive and controlling behaviour, and this type of behaviour will not be tolerated in Lincolnshire.
“We hope that the victims can find some form of closure following his sentence.”
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