August 2023

Man jailed for raping and assaulting a woman in Southampton

A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the rape, false imprisonment and assault of a woman in Southampton.

Daniel David Tew, 42, of Mowbray Road in Southampton, appeared at Winchester Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 2 August) where he was sentenced after a jury found him guilty of seven offences on Friday (28 July).

The jury heard how Tew’s victim, a woman in her 40s, was asleep in the early hours of June 18 2022 when he began assaulting her.

He head-butted her a number of times, spat at her, verbally abused her and ripped up her clothing. He also destroyed her phone, making it unusable.

After Tew fell asleep, the victim managed to escape to a friend’s house, who took her to hospital where she received treatment for a broken nose and an injury to her lip.

She also suffered bruising to her body and damage to a tooth. She then attended Southampton Central Police Station where she spoke to an officer about what had happened to her.

The victim also reported that Tew had raped, sexually assaulted and assaulted her in a separate incident at a hotel.

Tew was arrested at his home address and subsequently charged with rape, assault by penetration, false imprisonment, assault by beating, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of criminal damage.

He pleaded not guilty to the offences, however a jury found him guilty of all counts following a ten day trial.

He has now been sentenced to nine years in prison and will be managed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.