May 2023

Victims’ evidence leads to rapist being jailed

Two victims have been praised for their courage in providing evidence that led to a rapist being jailed more than 10 years after committing his crimes.

Twenty-six-year-old Thomas Prince raped both victims – who are now adults – in June 2011 and December 2012. They did not know one another and both contacted police independently in 2020 to report what had happened.

Both victims said they had been raped by Prince after meeting him for the first time.

One victim told detectives she had drank alcohol, which had allowed him to take advantage of her.

The other said she had told Prince she did not consent to sex but that she was overpowered.

Last month, following a trial at Leicester Crown Court, Prince – formerly of Western Road, Leicester – was found guilty of four counts of rape.

He was sentenced to nine years and three months’ imprisonment at the same court.