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Ipswich: Man Jailed For Rape
A man's been sentenced to 6 years in prison after he admitted the rape of a woman earlier this year.
An Ipswich man has today, Thursday 6 September been sentenced to six in jail after pleading guilty to the rape of a 35-year-old woman in the town earlier this year.
Denisas Boicovas, a 27-year-old man of Felixstowe Road was given the sentence after attacking his victim as the pair walked together along Woodbridge Road during the early hours of Sunday 25 March.
Boicovas repeatedly asked the woman for ‘business’ and when she refused he attacked and raped her. During the incident the victim was able to use her mobile phone to secretly call police and tell them what was happening and give clues to their location.
When police arrived Boicovas ran from the scene with the victim’s mobile phone but was arrested by officers a short distance away.
On Monday 26 March Boicovas was charged with rape, resisting a constable and theft. CPS dropped the latter two charges, but at a hearing at Ipswich Crown Court in August he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape.
As a result he was today sentenced to six years imprisonment.
Detective Sergeant Darren Bruce of the Sexual Offences Team said:
“The victim was put through a very serious and violent attack and it a testament to her that she was able to stay so calm and contact police. Her quick thinking meant that we were able to arrest Boicovas at the scene and prevent any further abuse against the victim. Hopefully today’s sentence will give her a sense of closure on the incident.
“Reducing incidents of serious sexual violence and bringing offenders to justice are priority issues for Suffolk Police. We take all allegations of rape very seriously and will do everything we can to fully support victims and fully investigate these crimes. We have a dedicated team of investigators and specially trained officers to ensure that victims receive the highest quality of investigation and support. Furthermore with the Sexual Assault Referral Centre we are able to offer a better, more bespoke service to victims.”
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