‘Predatory’ man handed a 16-year sentence after rape

A MAN who hid in the home of his victim before attacking and raping her has been sentenced to a total of 16 years. 

Adam Howard (DOB 21/09/1992), of Shaw Road, Oldham, was sentenced  to 12 years in prison and a further four years on licence after being found guilty of two counts of rape.

The victim woke up the following day covered in bruises and was later treated in hospital for her injuries, including sexual assault.

The victim reported the sexual assault the following day and Howard was subsequently taken in for questioning where he denied any wrongdoing.

Adam Howard

Detective Constable Kate Dawson, of GMP Oldham’s Criminal Investigation Department, said: “The victim was not only sexually assaulted, but she was also punched and covered in bruises.

“The impact of Howard’s predatory and wicked actions will be something she will have to live with for the rest of her life.

“While justice may have been served, today’s sentence will sadly never take away from the pain he put her through.

“We strongly urge anyone who is a survivor of sexual abuse to please get in contact with us so that we can make sure those reports are investigated with a view to bringing the offenders to justice.”

Anyone affected by this case should contact police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk , or call 101. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

  • Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
  • Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email help@manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk
  • Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182

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