Man who ‘frequently assaulted’ and raped a woman in Cheshire is jailed for 11 years
- Scott Lindsay, 55, attacked her when she refused to give him money for drugs
A man who raped a woman in her own home and ‘frequently assaulted’ her has been jailed for 11 years.
Scott Lindsay, 55, attacked her in Runcorn, Cheshire, on April 8 this year when she refused to give him money for drugs despite her repeated pleas for him to stop. The next day he threatened to murder her.
Lindsay had denied a charge of rape and assault by penetration but was convicted by a jury at Liverpool Crown Court.
The court heard he had previously threatened her with a knife, grabbed her hair, and slashed her chest with the assaults leaving her emotionally scarred.
Lindsay, of Nantwich Road, Crewe, was put behind bars for 11 years during a sentencing hearing on Friday.
Scott Lindsay, 55, of Nantwich Road, Crewe, attacked a woman in her own home in Runcorn, Cheshire, when she refused to give him money for drugs
Lindsay was convicted by a jury following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading not guilty to rape and assault by penetration. He has been jailed for 11 years
The victim reported Lindsay to Cheshire Police after he threatened to kill her. During the police probe she told how Lindsay had previously forcibly raped and assaulted her.
Speaking after the court hearing, Detective Sergeant Whitfield, of Runcorn CID, said: ‘Scott Lindsay frequently assaulted and forcibly raped the victim, despite the fact that the she had told him multiple times that she did not want to have sex and repeatedly told him to stop. His actions have left her emotionally scarred as a result.
‘While it was not easy for the victim to re-live her experiences in court, thanks to her bravery and courage, and the weight of the evidence she provided, Lindsay is now behind bars and facing the consequences for his actions.
‘Cheshire Police takes all reports of sexual offences extremely seriously. We have specialist officers who provide support to victims and work with services dedicated to giving victims the help and advice they need.’
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