A rapist who bound-up a woman before forcing himself upon her in a bath has been jailed for five years.
Derby Crown Court recently heard how Callum Hamshaw, 26, of Portland Avenue, Creswell, tied the victim’s hands together, forced her into the bath and had sex with her against her will.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said the rape had changed her life forever and she has had to move away from the area where it took place.
Judge Nirmal Shant QC, who jailed Hamshaw for five years, told him: “Mr Hamshaw, you are still a young man with no previous convictions but the picture that has emerged of you is that when this offence occurred you were self-obsessed with no appreciation whatsoever of the effect this would have on her.
“You tied her hands up and you put her in the bath in order to have sexual intercourse with her against her will.
“These are very serious matters indeed.”
A trial heard the attack happened on May 29, 2017.
Hamshaw denied the offence but a trial jury found him guilty of one count of rape.
Tony Stanford, prosecuting, said since the rape the woman has moved away from the area where it happened.
He read out part of her victim personal statement in which she said: “The attack has changed my life for the worse forever and now I am left to deal with this for the rest of my life.
“I now feel paranoid and cannot even walk to the bus stop without feeling nervous that he will see me or one of his friends will.
“I do not even feel 100 per cent safe when in my own home because he knows where I live and I fear that he will come to me again.
“I feel paranoid that he could be around the next corner.”
In mitigation, it was said that Hamshaw was in full-time employment and has no previous convictions.
He was supported in court by family.
Judge Shant QC also placed Hamshaw on the Sex Offenders Register for an indefinite period.