Monday, 19 Oct 2020

Man who pricked holes in condoms without telling partner jailed for rape

A man has been jailed for rape after he punctured a condom before having sex with a woman.

Andrew Lewis, 47, from Worcester, secretly used a pin to prick a hole in the condom and trick his partner, before raping her on March 10, 2018, a court heard.

The victim discovered Lewis’ ‘devious’ act after finding a pin and other pierced condoms in a bedside draw. She then checked the bin and found another with a hole in the tip and later describing his actions as ‘pure evil’ to police.

After initially denying it to the woman, Lewis later admitted to police that he hoped the condom would split and ‘improve the intimacy’.

Glyn Samuel, prosecuting, said Lewis called it the ‘stupidest thing he has ever done’ but the lawyer insisted there was a ‘degree of planning involved.’

Lewis, a train driver, admitted rape at an earlier hearing. Judge Nicholas Cole told Lewis he had been fortunate to have not got his victim pregnant, as he sentenced him to four years behind bars at Worcester Crown Court.

Judge Cole said the woman had made it clear she did not want a baby and had only consented on the basis that Lewis wore a condom.

He added: ‘It was a breach of trust. The offence of rape is so serious a custodial sentence is appropriate.’

Lynette McClement, defending, said Lewis wanted to enhance intimacy, not get the woman pregnant.

She said: ‘She had every right to choose her form of contraception.

‘He had hoped it would tear, and as a result she would change her mind. It is an unusual case.’

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