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12 YEARS FOR RAPIST WHO HAD SEX WITH WOMAN WHILE SHE SLEPT

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A MAN who raped a woman while she slept has been jailed for 12 years.

Bahman Razvani, 31, met his victim in Leicester city centre in the early hours of July 25. Despite her being heavily intoxicated at the time, he took her to an address in Glebe Street where he had sex with her while she was unconscious.

She awoke the following morning to find him touching her inappropriately. She immediately got her clothes and left the address to make a report to police. She told officers she believed she had been raped.

Subsequent CCTV enquiries identified Razvani – formerly of Glebe Street – taking her to his address. He was arrested by police and claimed that she had consented to having sex with him.

But, at Leicester Crown Court on December 9, he pleaded guilty to one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.

At the same court yesterday (Monday, January 24) he was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.

Razvani was also placed on the sex offenders register for life and is subject to a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

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Picture: Leicestershire Police

Detective Constable Kristina Page-Brown was the investigating officer. She said: “Despite claiming in interview that he had consensual sex with her, he pleaded guilty to two serious sexual offences at court – he knew what he’d done. His behaviour was predatory and he took advantage of her after she had been on a night out.

“This was a traumatic incident for his victim and I am pleased she didn’t have to relive the ordeal in front of a jury. I hope yesterday’s result can provide a degree of closure and allow her to move on with her life.”

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