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Man who punctured condom jailed for rape

A man who admitted deliberately piercing a condom with a pin before having sex has been jailed for rape.
47-year-old Andrew Lewis, a train driver, was jailed for four years when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court having previously admitted rape at an earlier hearing.
Glyn Samuel, prosecuting, told the court that the woman had found the pin and other pierced condoms in a bedside draw. She was horrified when she realised what had happened and told the police she considered what Lewis had done was "pure evil".
Mr Samuel said, "He told police he had hoped the condom would split and it would improve the intimacy. He said it was the stupidest thing he has ever done." Mr Samuel told the court that there had clearly been a degree of planning in Lewis's actions and added that there was little case law to help Judge Nicholas Cole with the sentence.
Lynette McClement, defending, said Lewis, had not intended to get the woman pregnant but had simply been seeking to enhance intimacy. Ms McClement 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."
When passing sentence Judge Cole said the woman had made it plain she did not want a baby. She had given consent as long as Lewis wore the condom, so it had been a devious act. The judge told Lewis, who is from Worcester, "It was a breach of trust. The offence of rape is so serious a custodial sentence is appropriate."


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