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20 June 2014, 08:08
A 37-year-old man from Ipswich has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of rape.
Tautvydas Bruzas, from Berners Street in the town, was arrested in September last year after police were contacted and informed that a young woman had been raped at a property in the town.
The woman, in her early 20s, told police that she had fallen asleep at the address and had awoken to find Bruzas raping her.
Police attended and Bruzas, who had initially left the address, was arrested a short time later.
Yesterday (19 June) Brusaz was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court.
Acting Detective Inspector Darren Bruce said; "Bruzas initially told police the sex had been consensual - despite him telling witnesses at the scene that nothing had happened - but with the victims account, and that of others present in the property, he was charged with rape.
"We hope today's verdict will go some way to helping her as she tries to come to terms with what happened.
"Every allegation of rape is fully investigated by Suffolk Police, with specialist officers guiding victims through the process. Support and advice is available from a range of agencies and police work closely with partners to work towards the successful prosecution of offenders."