Man convicted of raping intoxicated woman and filming the assault
A convicted sex offender who raped a woman in the back seat of his car while he filmed the assault has been jailed.
Victor Tsamo, 33, of St. Margarets Road, Leamington Spa, was sentenced today (11 May 2023) at Warwick Crown Court to 13 years imprisonment with an extended licence period of four years following his release. He was convicted of rape and voyeurism following a trial in April 2023.
He was also sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment for voyeurism and 12 months' imprisonment for breach of the suspended sentence order, both to be served concurrently and was placed on the sex offenders register for life.
On 27 August 2022, Tsamo befriended the woman who had been separated from her friends following a night out at a bar in Leamington Spa.
CCTV footage from the club showed Tsamo watching the woman while she was drinking alcohol with her friends, and later following her as she left the club.
Tsamo was then seen by witnesses and captured on CCTV carrying her to his car.
He drove her to a remote location where raped her. She had no idea she had been assaulted when she awoke in the back seat of his car outside her house.
Tsamo then asked her on a date and when she refused, he told her he had just had sex with her and showed her a video of the offending.
When Tsamo was arrested, he admitted to having sex with the woman but claimed it had been consensual. He also admitted taking a video which showed him having sex with her but claimed she agreed to it.
However, the strong evidence from the woman, and the corroboration from witness statements from the victim’s friends, the staff at the nightclub, and CCTV footage saw Tsamo found guilty by the jury.
Kamal Shergill of the CPS said: “Victor Tsamo is a sexual predator who preyed on a woman. Tsamo has shown no remorse for his actions and has repeatedly lied to escape justice, but the jury saw through his lies, and now he will face the consequences of his actions.
“Women should be able to enjoy a night out without the fear of being sexually assaulted, and we will continue to work tirelessly alongside the police and our criminal justice system partners to bring those who commit these types of awful crimes to justice when there is evidence to do so.”
Notes to editors
- Kamal Shergill is a Senior Crown Prosecutor at CPS West Midlands.