June 2023

Man jailed for rape

A man has been jailed for four years and four months for rape following a trial at Reading Crown Court.

Robert Mitchell, aged 39, of Hillberry, Bracknell, pleaded guilty to the offence in a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Friday (16/6).

He was subsequently sentenced to four years and four months’ imprisonment.

On 15 January 2023, the victim had been on a night out. She returned home with Mitchell and others and fell asleep.

She later awoke as Mitchell was raping her.

Mitchell was arrested on 15 January 2023 and was charged on the 1 April 2023.