Myles Manyika, 25, from Shelton in Staffordshire, made his victim perform a sex act on him and raped her the following morning
A rapist who subjected a woman to a drunken attack when she let him use her bathroom after they shared a taxi has been jailed for 11 years.
Myles Manyika, 25, from Shelton in Staffordshire, made his victim perform a sex act on him and raped her the following morning.
Prosecutor Gary Venturi said the woman allowed the defendant to use her bathroom after they got a cab together on May 16, 2015.
He told Stoke on Trent Crown Court: ‘When she returned from using the lavatory herself he had stripped to his boxer shorts and was on her bed. She was pulled on the bed and her undergarments were removed.
‘She said, ”Please stop, I am on my period”. He replied, ”I do not care.”
The court heard the woman fell asleep but the next morning she asked him to leave but he raped her again.
Weeks later, on June 28, Manyika and his friend Jonathan Benjamin, 29, also from Shelton, sexually assaulted a woman after a night at The Crystal Lounge, Hanley.
The court heard the woman screamed and cried during her ordeal but they carried on regardless.
Both men denied assault by penetration but were convicted after a trial in September and jailed for five years.
A third defendant, Tinashe Garande, from Nottingham, who admitted having consensual sex with the woman, was cleared of rape.
Joanne Wallbanks, mitigating for Manyike, said alcohol played its part in the offending.
She added the defendant’s guilty pleas to the rape charges prevented the victim from having to give evidence.
Manyika (left) and his friend Jonathan Benjamin (right) , 29, also from Shelton, sexually assaulted a woman after a night at The Crystal Lounge, Hanley
Sentencing Manyika for rape, Judge David Fletcher said: ‘She made it clear on more than one occasion that she did not want it.’
Richard McConaghy, mitigating for Benjamin, said: ‘He came to this country as a teenager. He got himself a degree and settled in this area where he was working.’
Manyika will be on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life. Details of the earlier the case have been published after he pleaded guilty to rape on the first day of his trial.
Speaking about the assault by penetration case, Detective Constable Georgina Tanner said: ‘This incident has, understandably, left the victim very shaken. She has struggled to come to terms with what happened to her.
‘While the guilty verdict won’t change what happened, I hope it will allow her to deal with what happened.
‘Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual assault is encouraged to report it to the police. We will take it seriously.’