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Solo 45 given 29 year sentence following rape conviction

By | Published on Friday 31 July 2020

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Rapper Solo 45 – real name Andrew Anokye – has been handed a 29 year sentence. He was found guilty earlier this year of numerous charges relating to the rape of four women.

The former member of grime collective Boy Better Know admitted during his trial at Bristol Crown Court that he liked to “terrorise” women during sex, but said that all four of his accusers had consented to be part of a “rape game”.

The court disagreed and he was found guilty of 30 charges – covering rape, assault and false imprisonment – back in March this year.

According to BBC News, on confirming the sentence, Judge William Hart told Anokye: “I’m entirely satisfied that your career as a music artist was flourishing at the time of this offending and that you would have gone to great heights. Your convictions have deprived you of that career but the fault is yours alone”.

Anokye was sentenced to 24 years in prison, with a further five years on licence.