A man has been sentenced to five years and six months in prison at Oxford Crown Court today (25/7) after being convicted of carrying out a rape on Christmas Day.
Jamie Williams, aged 20, of Chaffinch Walk, Oxford, was found guilty by jury on 18 July of the rape of a female aged 16 and over.
On 25 December 2011, Williams phoned the victim, a 17-year-old girl, and demanded that she visit his home.
She attended and Williams raped her.
He was charged with rape on 25 September last year and imprisoned, was made to sign the sex offendersâ€™ register for life and was given a restraining order for life against the victim.
Detective Chief Inspector Katy Barrow-Grint said: â€œWe take all rape reports very seriously and this case shows that we will strive to bring all perpetrators to justice, no matter how long ago the offences took place.
â€œI commend the victim for coming forward and being willing to give evidence and the sentence today rightly reflects the seriousness of what happened.â€