Three men jailed for 10 years each over rape in Lincoln

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Three men from Newark have each been sentenced to 10 years in jail for the rape of a 36-year-old woman in Lincoln in 2012.

Tomas Kojelis, 30, of Chatham Court, Newark, Kestutis Prakapas, 28, of Farmers Walk, Newark, and Mindaugas Prakapas, 24, of Farmers Walk, Newark, were each sentenced to ten years imprisonment at Lincoln Crown Court.

The three men offered the 36-year-old woman a lift from the Home nightclub in Lincoln on September 16, 2012. The victim, who was drunk, was taken to a house in the Monks Road area, where she was raped by one of the men, while being held down by the other two.

The victim sustained a number of injuries including cuts and bruises.

Speaking about the offence, Andrew Vout, prosecuting said, “They were all part of a joint enterprise. She was subjected to a violent sexual attack by these three men. Afterwards she was extremely frightened and distressed.”

Lincolnshire Police’s Detective Inspector Simon Lovett said: “This conviction followed a thorough and painstaking investigation carried out by DC Dave Moxham in which he doggedly pursued a most difficult and challenging case. Thanks and credit must be given to the victim in this case, whose bravery and courage were extraordinary.”