Pub Singer Jailed for Rape
Posted on: June 30, 2017
Dwayne Smith, aged 29 from Lincoln, raped two sleeping women on separate occasions in Newark.
Mr Smith was jailed for nine years at Nottingham Crown Court on 4th November 2016. He denies raping either victim and appeared before the Court of Appeal on 28th June 2017.
Lord Justice Flaux told the Court of Appeal that his first victim awoke to find Mr Smith on top of her, raping her. Almost a year later, the second victim was raped by Mr Smith while she was asleep after they had consensual sex.
Mr Smith claims that the victims had fabricated the allegations. He said that the victims did this because they are “ashamed about their behaviour”.
The prosecution said that it was “too much of a coincidence” for the separate victims to make such similar allegations a year apart.
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