A man has been jailed after being convicted of rape.
Jordan Adewale, aged 23, of The Greenway in Slough, was found guilty of one count of rape by majority verdict following a five-day trial at Reading Crown Court which concluded on 12 April.
He returned to the same court to be sentenced on Friday (26/4) and was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
The incident occurred at around 1am on Tuesday 7 February 2017 when the victim, a 19-year-old woman, was at a property in Burnham.
She went to bed and later sleep-walked into the kitchen where Adewale proceeded to rape her while she was still asleep.
The victim awoke and alerted others in the house and the police were called.
Adewale was arrested at the scene and denied the offence.
Following extensive forensic investigations Adewale was subsequently charged with rape on 24 July 2018.
He pleaded not guilty at Reading Crown Court, but was convicted following a trial.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Bazeley of the Buckinghamshire Major Crime Hub based at Aylesbury police station, said: “Adewale preyed on a sleeping victim for his own sexual gratification and raped her while she was not conscious.
“He has repeatedly denied the crime to the police and to the courts, but the evidence against him was such that the jury did not believe him.
“Adewale not only traumatised his victim during the offence, but then made her go through the ordeal of a trial.
“He has not shown any remorse, nor taken any responsibility for the offence.
“The sentenced handed out today shows that offences such as this will never be tolerated, and the fact that Adewale committed this offence while his victim was sleeping shows the callous nature of his offending.
“I hope that this sentence will give other victims the confidence that they will be believed when reporting such offences and circumstances. Our officers will always investigate these reports thoroughly and treat them seriously.
“The victim’s bravery throughout the whole ordeal and the court process is not to be underestimated.
“It is thanks to her courage, and those of all the witnesses, that Adewale has been brought to justice and will now serve a prison sentence as a result of his actions that night.”