Lincoln man jailed for rape offences

A man from Lincoln has been given an eight year jail sentence for two offences of rape and one of assaulting a police officer.

Appearing at Lincoln Crown Court, Steven Saint, 37, whose last known address was Lincoln, was sentenced for rape and assault while resisting arrest.

The offences took place in the south of the county and date back to August 2015.

Speaking after sentencing the Investigating Officer Detective Constable Jacquie Crozier of Operation Emerald, said: “Steven Saint has pleaded guilty today and starts his sentence.

“My thoughts today are with the victim who has shown particular strength and bravery against a violent man”.

Operation Emerald is a team of specially trained officers and experienced detectives committed and dedicated to rape investigation.