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Swindon man jailed for rape

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A man from Swindon has been jailed for eight years at Swindon Crown Court having admitted raping a woman.

Angus Corrie, 21, attacked the woman who was visiting his home with friends after a night out in Swindon in October last year.

The woman made it clear that she did not want to have sex with him, but Corrie forced himself on her and raped her, before she was able to escape and report what had happened to the police.

The police found a message on Corrie’s phone admitting that some sexual contact had occurred, demonstrating that he lied to police when he said that nothing had happened at all. When confronted with this evidence, the victim’s brave testimony, witness accounts and forensic evidence, Corrie changed his plea to guilty.

He was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment and ordered to spend an extended period of four years on licence.

Rachel Robertson, CPS Wessex, said: “Angus Corrie initially denied that any sexual contact had taken place that night, but we worked closely with the police from the outset to identify lines of enquiry and agreed a strong case strategy to prove that he was lying.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the victim in this case for bravely reporting her traumatic ordeal to the police. It was undoubtedly the strength of her evidence that ensured this dangerous man will spend a significant period of time in jail.”

This case is an example of the way prosecutors and police are increasingly working closely together in a new approach to rape cases which forms part of the CPS National Operating Model, due to be rolled out this month.

Notes to editors

Rachel Robertson is a Senior District Crown Prosecutor and the Head of the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) Unit in CPS Wessex.

Angus Corrie DOB 02/03/2002.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of rape on 3 March 2023

The Crown Prosecution Service’s new national operating model is being launched across England and Wales this month in tandem with a police national model.

The model will step up cultural and operational change right across the CPS by setting an improved and standardised approach for how all adult rape cases are prosecuted.

As a result of joint working between prosecutors and police, the CPS is seeing more case referrals, more suspects charged, and decisions made more quickly. Communication channels and working relationships between the CPS, police and ISVAs are also seeing marked improvements.

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