August 2023

A man who raped a woman in her own home despite repeated refusals has been jailed for six years.

Jonathan Dobson arrived at the victim’s home in Chester-Le-Street in July 2021 and once inside raped her in the living room and again in an upstairs bedroom.

The 29-year-old committed the offences despite persistent protests from the victim.

Following an unrelated call from a witness, Dobson was charged with rape, which he denied but was later found guilty following a trial.

He appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday (July 27) where he was sentenced to six years in prison.