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Man who raped a stranger jailed

04 Sep 2017 15:00 PM

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A man who raped a stranger in a Sunderland park has been jailed.

On November 29 last year Adam Leslie Martin, 19, of Joan Avenue in Sunderland, raped a 23 year old woman in Roker Park in the early hours of the morning.

Shortly after the incident his victim was found in Roker Park Road in a highly distressed state.

Today, Martin has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment after previously being found guilty at Newcastle Crown Court of rape.

Detective Inspector Paul Young said: "Martin is clearly a very dangerous individual and I am pleased he is now behind bars and not able to cause any further harm to vulnerable young women.

"This was an horrific incident for his victim and I would like to thank her for her bravery in helping us to make sure he faced the consequences of his actions on that night."

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