Cambridgeshire rapist jailed for 15 years after attack that left victim with recurring nightmares
A rapist has been jailed following an attack on a woman in Godmanchester.
Michelle Winter, 49, of Buttermel Close, Godmanchester, a transgender individual who identifies as a female but has not undergone surgery, raped the woman at the same address on May 16 last year.
The victim told police the following day and officers noticed she was covered in bruises.
They worked closely with staff at The Elms Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) to support the victim and build a case against Winter.
The victim told officers she still had nightmares about the attack and had since woken up screaming “get off me”.
At Cambridge Crown Court today (Friday January 15), Winter was jailed for 15 years for charges of rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Judge David Farrell described Winter as a dangerous individual, with a “clear propensity to violence”.
Det Con Jack Henderson said: “I would like to applaud the courage shown by the victim, who despite the ordeal she suffered, was able to report the offence and help bring Winter to justice.
“I hope this sentence will serve as a deterrent to Winter and anyone else who chooses to sexually harm another person.”
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