Man convicted of rape and false imprisonment - Reading

24/10/2014

A man was today, Friday, 24 October 2014, convicted at Reading Crown Court of rape and false imprisonment in Reading.

Edgaras Vanagelis, aged 22, of Swainstone Road, Reading, was found guilty, after a five-day trial, of two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment.

At around 10pm on 03 September 2013, Vanagelis and two other men approached a 32-year-old woman in Oxford Road, Reading, and took her back to an address in Waverley Road.

Vanagelis then subjected to the woman to a prolonged and sustained attack, in which she was physically beaten, made to urinate in a bucket and was raped. The attack lasted around two hours and left the victim with visible facial injuries, including loose teeth, and extreme post-traumatic stress.

Vanagelis has been remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Monday, 01 December 2014.