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Convicted killer sentenced for rape and assault

|News, Sexual offences

A convicted killer who the judge described as “a dangerous offender” has been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court for raping a woman in Barry.

The jury heard that Michael Stone, 48, denied raping the woman in her own flat in August 2019 but unanimously found him guilty after hearing all the evidence.

During the prolonged attack, Stone struck the woman, strangled her, bit her shoulder and broke the zip of her jeans.

Ann Haile of the CPS said: “Rape is a horrific crime, and this was a terrifying experience for the victim, but the strength she showed in giving evidence allowed the CPS to present a strong case to the jury resulting in this conviction.

“We hope that knowing justice has been done will help the victim move on from this awful incident.”

Michael Stone was sentenced to twelve years’ imprisonment with an extended licence of six years and ordered to serve a minimum of eight years.  He was also sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for the assault which is concurrent to the sentence for rape.   

Notes to editors

  • Ann Haile is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the CPS Cymru-Wales Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) team.
  • Michael Stone (DOB: 9/10/1972) was convicted of Rape following a trial and had been convicted on an earlier occasion of causing actual bodily harm.
  • Sentence took place on 4 February 2021.

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