Worthing care assistant jailed for rape of young woman

A care assistant from Worthing has been jailed for 12 years for the rape of a young woman.

Police said David Jani, 45, of Shelley Road in the town, was sentenced after being convicted raping the 25-year-old victim in August last year.

Officers said Jani was given a custodial sentence of 12 years, along with a further three years on licence after his release.

Following the sentencing, the victim said:

“I now have an incredibly long way to go mentally to rebuild my life, as well as my future.”

DC Emily Turner said:

“We are really glad that the victim has now seen justice done.

“She supported our investigation throughout and gave her evidence in court, facing cross-examination.

“This case shows once again how we will always support victims and seek to find the evidence to prosecute those who offend against them.”

Jani was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to last indefinitely, and will be a registered sex offender for life.

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