June 2020

Man jailed for eight years for stranger rape

A man who raped a 19-year-old woman has been jailed for eight years and made subject of a lifetime restraining order.

Paul Warrington, 24, of Conway Crescent, Carlton, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today after pleading guilty to rape on 10 March 2020.

The incident took place on Saturday 7 December 2019 when police were called to a report of a serious sexual assault in woodland off Carlton Road, Thorneywood.

Detectives investigating the report found the woman to be wearing a jacket containing a car key – both of which did not belong to her.

Extensive and tenacious investigative work from Nottinghamshire Police’s Public Protection Unit led to the identification of Warrington through the key. He was then questioned by officers in connection with the incident.

Warrington’s DNA matched samples that were recovered from the scene and Warrington was subsequently charged with rape.