Croydon man jailed for 17 years after his victim escaped when he fell asleep

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A 31-year-old man from New Addington has been jailed for 17 years for rape and sexual assault last week.

Rose, of King Henry’s Drive, was convicted of two counts of rape, one count of assault by penetration and two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm last July.

Police were called to a newsagent in Hackbridge on 25 March last year by a woman who said she had been raped at a house nearby.

The victim only managed to escape, wearing just her dressing gown and slippers, after Rose had fallen asleep.

She had been known to Rose for more than ten years.

Detective Constable Ellen Jones, of the Met’s Sexual Offences Command said: “The victim in this case has shown great bravery and courage in standing up to Rose and ensuring that he is made to answer for his actions.

“I would like to praise the strength and commitment she has shown throughout this case.”

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