Rapist who filmed ‘appalling’ attack is jailed - The Leamington Observer

Rapist who filmed ‘appalling’ attack is jailed

Leamington Editorial 12th May, 2023   0

A RAPIST from Leamington who carried out an ‘appalling’ attack on a woman and filmed it on his phone has been jailed.

At Warwick Crown Court, Victor Tsamo, 33, of St Margaret’s Road, was found guilty of rape and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment.

A woman in her 20s was out in Leamington in the early hours of August 28 last year when she was approached by an unknown man.

The man – later identified as Tsamo – picked the woman up and carried her to his car, before driving around Leamington and Whitnash for two hours.

During that time, he stopped in a car park where he raped the woman and recorded it on his phone.

The woman reported the incident to police and officers identified Tsamo’s car and number plate from CCTV footage, which led to him being arrested and charged with rape.

Det Cons Leanne Frost said: “Understandably, this has been very traumatic for the victim who has been amazing since the start of the investigation. She has shown immense bravery throughout – even choosing to give evidence during the trial in front of Tsamo.

“Thankfully the jury saw through his lies, and he has been convicted of this appalling crime. I know the victim is delighted with the outcome and I hope she will now be able to move on with her life.

“I also hope the conviction provides reassurance to other victims of sexual offences and gives them the confidence to report their ordeal in the knowledge that they will be listened to and supported.

“Police will always investigate and do everything in their power to bring offenders to justice.”

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson added: “Any victims of rape or sexual offence are encouraged to report the incident to police, where specially trained officers will help victims with care and sensitivity, and will work to get the right result for them with their wishes in mind.”

Alternatively, visit https://tinyurl.com/4xbyxa9a for more information on agencies which victims can approach for help, guidance or support.

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