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Leicester Rapist Jailed Thanks to Evidence Given by Brave Victims

A Leicester man has been jailed for rapes he committed more than 10 years ago.

Thomas Prince attacked two victims the first time he met them – overpowering one and giving the other alcohol so he could take advantage of her.

Leicester Time: Leicester Rapist Jailed Thanks to Evidence Given by Brave Victims
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The victims, who did not know each other, were raped in June 2011 and December 2012.

Prince, formally of Western Road, was sentenced to nine years and three months in prison at Leicester Crown Court on Friday (May 5).

The 26-year-old was found guilty of four counts of rape following a trial.

Officers said Prince’s victims, who are now adults, independently reported the attacks in 2020.

Det Con Rachael Lee said: “I’d like to commend them on the strength they showed in giving evidence during the trial.

“Since each of these horrific incidents occurred, they’ve been living their lives, continually traumatised about what had happened to them.

“To stand up in court and recount your ordeal in front of a jury takes an unbelievable amount of courage, but ultimately in this case it meant that Prince is now dealing the consequences of his crimes.

“I hope the outcome has provided them with a degree of closure.”

Police believe Prince may have more victims. DC Lee called on others to speak with officers, saying: “It’s never too late to make a report and you will be supported by specially-trained officers. If you have information which you think the police need to know about, then I would ask that you contact us.” Anyone who is a victim of Prince or a victim of any sexual offence should call Leicestershire Police on 101.