Rapist jailed for three years

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A MAN who claimed a woman made him tea and sandwiches after consenting to sex and bondage was yesterday jailed for raping her.

A jury convicted 39-year-old Steven Williams of rape after retiring for just over three hours at Truro Crown Court.

Williams, of Liskeard, east Cornwall, who denied the offence, was jailed for three-and-a-half years by Judge Jeremy Griggs. He also ordered Williams to register with the police as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The jury heard that before raping the woman, who was in her thirties, Williams taped her mouth, and bound her hands to her ankles with insulating tape. The judge told Williams that he had subjected the woman to "extreme fear".