March rapist is jailed for 15 years the day after boasting on Facebook that he was engaged

Lee Cundy is jailed for rape

Lee Cundy is jailed for rape - Credit: Archant

A man who boasted on Facebook that he had just got engaged was jailed the next day for 15 years for raping a woman while she slept.

Lee Cundy, 27, of no known address, was handed the sentence at Peterborough Crown Court after he was found guilty of raping a woman and attempted rape two years ago.

The incident happened in January, 2016, when Cundy visited the victim, a woman in her 30s, at her house in March.

The pair spent the evening drinking before the victim fell asleep.

At about 1am the victim woke up to find Cundy forcing himself upon her, covering her mouth with his hand.

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During the investigation it was disclosed to officers that it wasn’t the first time Cundy had tried to sexually assault the victim, having attempted to rape her seven years ago.

Detective Constable Annette Renwick said: “Cundy is a dangerous man who targeted a vulnerable woman.

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“I’d like to commend the bravery shown by the victim, her family and other witnesses in coming forward and speaking to police.”

Cundy received 11 years for rape and four years for attempted rape, to be served consecutively in the hearing on Tuesday March 20.

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