Man who raped a woman in Watford gets a total of nine and a half years

22/09/2010

A man who raped a 38-year-old woman in Watford has been sentenced for his crime. At a hearing last Friday, 17 September, at the Old Bailey, Jason McIntyre (35), of Stockwell Road, London, received five years and six months imprisonment plus an extended licence period of 4 years. The sentence will be reduced by 196 days for the time already served on remand.

CPS Hertfordshire Senior Crown Advocate, Ann Evans, said: 'The CPS and Police worked closely to bring Jason McIntyre before the courts, where he has been convicted and sent to prison.  I can only hope that this enables his victim to move forward with her life. I would like to commend her for coming forward to the police and giving evidence. I would also like to state that evidence from a previous victim of sexual offences carried out by McIntyre played a key part in this conviction. Thankfully his prison sentence will now keep him off the streets for some years to come.'

Jason McIntyreMcIntyre, originally from Newcastle, raped his victim on 28 February this year, after meeting her in a pub. He was with a group of people who had consumed a lot of alcohol after the Watford v Newcastle United match, before going back to the house of the victim's friend. Both the victim and McIntyre spent the night in the front room, and she awoke to find him carrying out sexual acts on her without her consent.

McIntyre was convicted on 30 July at the Central Criminal Court in London. At the time, DI Steve Keating said: 'McIntyre's conviction today reflects the severity and consequences of his crime, which have caused distress and devastation to his victim.'