The Court of Appeal has today increased the sentence of Redditch rapist John Dennis from 10 to 20 yearsâ€™ imprisonment after ruling the original sentence unduly lenient.
John Dennis subjected four women to a campaign of sexual violence over a period of years.Â He raped and assaulted his victims, causing actual bodily harm to one of them.
The rapes were committed against a background of physical and emotional abuse.
Each of his victims described him as a bullying and manipulative and with highly predatory behaviour.Â Â When arrested, John Dennis denied the offences and sought to discredit the victims during the trial as liars and fantasists.
He maintained that account before the jury.
In April this year, John Dennis was sentenced to a total of 10 yearsâ€™ imprisonment for 5 offences of rape and 3 offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
That sentence was referred to the Court of Appeal...
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