Bournemouth: Man Jailed For Raping Prostitute

24 April 2015, 13:26 | Updated: 24 April 2015, 13:30

A man's been jailed for for raping a prostitute in Bournemouth.

Emmanuel Mutandi, 23, from London was today sentenced to eight years for attacking the woman in a churchyard on August  2,  2014.

The victim was in need of money and on August 2, 2014 she decided that for the first time in three years, she would earn some money by prostitution.

Whilst she was waiting for a client, sitting on a step, near Southcote Road, she was approached by a man who agreed to pay £40 in exchange of sexual intercourse. This man was Emmanuel Mutandi, the defendant in this case.

Once agreed, they went in a church yard where no one could see them.  He then offered to pay the victim £20, she then protested and said that she would meet him half-way meaning that they would not have intercourse but she agreed to perform a sexual act, which he accepted.

After this, the victim tried to leave but Mr Mutandi  objected saying that 'he didn't have the full lot'.  The victim sensed straight away that she was in danger because Mr Mutandi was being forceful in his tone, and would not let her go.

Following sentence, Hayley Porter- Straw Senior Crown Prosecutor  for the Crown Prosecution Service Rape and Serious and Sexual Offences (RASSO) Unit said:

"Non-consensual sex is rape. If consent is given, it can be withdrawn at any time. If sexual intercourse continues after consent has been withdrawn, this constitutes a criminal offence, which is rape.

"This victim did not fight and, knowing that she was about to be raped, she handed him a condom.

"Having raped his victim, Mr Mutandi then punched her several times saying that he wanted his money back.  Eventually she was able to escape and sought help from a nearby house and  was taken to hospital.

"When Mr Mutandi was interviewed he said that in fact it was the victim who had become aggressive, asking for more money after they had struck a deal for full sexual intercourse for £20, and that after the act she wanted to up the price. He did admit to assaulting her, but said that she handed him back his money.

"During giving evidence at Court he later admitted he had in fact asked for his money back.

"We would like to thank the victim who had the immense courage to report the crime to the police and who supported the prosecution.

"Our thoughts are with the victim and hope that she will be able to move on from this terrible ordeal."