'˜Dangerous' Doncaster rapist jailed for 19 years

A '˜violent predator' who raped and robbed Doncaster women has been jailed for 19 years.

Friday, 24th June 2016, 3:39 pm
Updated Friday, 24th June 2016, 3:43 pm
A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of raping and robbing a number of women in Doncaster in 2014. Jean Butoyi was on trial at Sheffield Crown Court last week charged with two counts of rape, four counts of robbery and one count of theft. - See more at: http://southyorks.police.uk/news-syp/man-found-guilty-rapes-and-robberies-doncaster#sthash.buosRsV1.dpuf

Jean Butoyi, aged 27, was found guilty of two counts of rape, four counts of robbery and one count of theft after a trial earlier this month. He was sentenced at Hull Crown Court today.

Sheffield Crown Court heard during the trial how in May and June 2014, Butoyi lured two of his victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to an area off Thorne Road, Town Fields, where he threatened them with violence and raped them.

One of the women was threatened with a knife and after the sex attack, Butoyi, formerly of Hyde Park, Doncaster, stole the contents of her handbag before leaving the scene.

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Investigating officers Detective Constables Alex Kirby and Chris Dalton said: “Butoyi is a violent and dangerous sexual offender who is now behind bars for a considerable period of time.

“His crimes were truly horrific and his victims have shown tremendous bravery throughout our investigation.

“I hope that the positive result today offers his victims some reassurance that justice has been served and hopefully gives them the closure they need to move on from this traumatic time in their lives.”

Detective Constable Kirby previously called Butoyi a ‘violent predator’.

At the time Butoyi was found guilty, he said: “Butoyi is a violent predator who subjected his victims to terrifying and prolonged sexual assaults.

“He is a dangerous man who has refused to take responsibility for his horrific crimes.

“This meant his victims had to attend court and relive their traumatic ordeals for the jury, which may have caused them even more distress.

“I am pleased he is behind bars and has been convicted of these offences - I hope this positive conviction reassures all victims of sexual crimes that we will take robust action to bring these vile people before the courts.”

Butoyi will be deported upon his release from prison.