Two men jailed for a total of 20 years for kidnap and rape
June 4, 2018
Two men have been jailed for a total of 20 years after being convicted of kidnap and rape at Northampton Crown Court.
Sebastian Foit, 24, formerly of Earl Street, The Mounts, Northampton, and Adam Dusza, 27, of Kettering Road North, Northampton, were today (Monday, June 4) found guilty by unanimous verdict of the kidnap and rape of a woman in Northampton, in October 2017.
They were each sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The assault happened in the early hours of Sunday, October 29, after the victim got into a car she mistakenly believed to be a taxi, outside the Charles Bradlaugh pub in Earl Street.
Speaking after sentencing, investigating officer Detective Sergeant Johnny Campbell said:
“This was a horrific attack on a vulnerable young woman and I am delighted that justice has been served and a guilty verdict returned.
“Foit and Dusza conned the woman into believing their vehicle was a taxi that would deliver her safely home after a night out with friends.
“The two men drove away and subjected her to a violent sexual attack, before telling her to get out of the car and leaving her abandoned in another part of town. A stranger to Northampton, she found shelter in a doorway where she stayed for several hours before seeking help from a nearby care home.
“This was a complex case involving a large team of local detectives as well as colleagues from the National Crime Agency and other partner agencies. I would like to thank everyone involved in the investigation, including local residents and businesses, who were able to provide us with hundreds of hours of CCTV, which ultimately led to the identification and arrest of these dangerous individuals.
“Most of all, I would like to thank the victim in this case, who has shown a great deal of courage throughout the investigation and trial. I am extremely pleased that we have been able to bring those responsible to justice, and I hope the verdict and sentence bring some comfort and will help her begin to move on with her life.”
“I also hope this conviction and lengthy prison sentence serves as a warning to anyone who thinks it is acceptable to take advantage of someone who is vulnerable. It is not. Someone who is excessively intoxicated does not have the capacity to consent to sexual activity. If you do have sex with them, it’s rape, and we will thoroughly investigate all such cases reported to us.
“We take all reports of sexual violence seriously and anyone who has been a victim of an assault, recently or in the past, is encouraged to report it, whether to the police or to other organisations such as Serenity or Northamptonshire Rape Crisis, who can provide help and support.”