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Detectives praise woman for coming forward as man is jailed for rape

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Detectives praise woman for coming forward as man is jailed for rape

Detectives who investigated a rape have praised a woman for coming forward to provide information and evidence which has led to a man being jailed.

Michael Wynter, 34, (25.05.89) of Crawshay Road, Lambeth appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 30 April where he was found guilty of raping a woman at an address in Pinner between 2019 and 2021.

He was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment on the same date.

Detective Constable Adam Conibeere, who led the investigation, said: "Wynter is an extreme sexual deviant who raped a woman while she was asleep or unconscious.

"I would like to praise the victim-survivor who handled the entire investigation and court process courageously and I can only hope this outcome will help to provide some comfort and bring the closure she deserves as she tries to move on with her life.

“She showed incredible strength and heroism in coming forward to report the matter after lengthy consideration, due to the fact she did not want anyone else to suffer at the hands of Wynter.

"Tackling violence against women and girls is a key priority for the Met. We will continue to do all we can to remove predatory offenders from the streets of London while supporting the complainants and helping them through every stage."

Wynter was arrested in December 2021. As part of their extensive investigation, officers gathered communications evidence from both the suspect and complainant's devices. They spoke to a witness the victim had confided in throughout the ordeal and took a detailed formal statement from the complainant as evidence.

Wynter had been on the Sex Offenders Register since 2021 having been convicted of sexual assault of a child which occurred between 2002 and 2003.

He will now remain on the Sex Offenders Register for life.




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