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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