Pair jailed for kidnap and rape of reveller

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Pair jailed for kidnap and rape of reveller

Two men who kidnapped and raped a woman on a night out in Northampton have been jailed.

31 year old Dumitru Chirac from Wootton and 44 year old Vasile-Cristinel Calin were both given 13 years behind bars and five years on licence.

The court was told she’d been sleeping on a bench while her friends went into a fast food restaurant when she was led away to a car and later attacked.

Both men pleaded not guilty but in October, following a trial at Northampton Crown Court, they were found guilty.

Detective Sergeant Gavin Suttie, who led the investigation, said: “These two men saw a vulnerable young woman and took advantage of her in the worst possible way. They refused to take responsibility for their actions and made the victim further endure a trial.

“Hopefully now, the victim can put this terrible ordeal behind her and move on with her life.

“I would like to thank those witnesses who called the police and made a note of the registration plate, for their quick thinking and support in the case.

“We want people who go out to enjoy themselves and keep safe. The sad reality is that drinking too much could make you vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime or even a perpetrator of crime. We would always advise people to drink safely and stay with friends when you go out. Plan your return home and don’t deviate from it.”

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