18th Sep, 2019

Rapist jailed after subjecting vulnerable woman to months of abuse

Laura Kearns 23rd Jun, 2018

A RAPIST from Warwick has been jailed after subjecting a ‘vulnerable woman who could not speak English’ to months of abuse.

Amarjit Dhaliwal, aged 39, of Warwick was sentenced to 14 years in jail after being found guilty of controlling and coercive behaviour, three counts of rape, actual bodily harm and threatening to kill a relative of the victim.

After being found unanimously guilty at Warwick Crown Court on Thursday (June 21) Judge De Bertodano also imposed a potential eight year extension should Dhaliwal be considered a danger to future partners.

Dhaliwal had formed a relationship with the woman and moved her to the UK.

He then began to control the relationship, subjecting her to months of threatening, physical and psychological abuse.

The jury heard how the offences were committed against a vulnerable, isolated woman who did not speak English and whose contact with her family was controlled by Dhaliwal. She sustained repeated domestic abuse and rape.

Det Cons Rachel Priestley said: “We hope this conviction demonstrates our commitment to victims of domestic abuse which so often takes place over an extended period of time prior to coming to the attention of police.

“These offences have a huge impact on victims not only physically but mentally and emotionally.

“We have specially trained officers working across Warwickshire Police who will do everything possible to safeguard those who are vulnerable.”

To report domestic abuse call 101 or 999 to report an ongoing crime.

Victims or anyone who has witnessed domestic abuse and does not wish to speak to police can call the 24 hour Women’s Aid National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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