British-Ghanaian Rapper Solo 45 Jailed For 24 Years After Being Convicted Of 21 Rapes In Two Years
British-Ghanaian rapper, Solo 45, has been jailed for 24 years for repeatedly raping and assaulting four women while he held them against their will.
The star, whose is real name is Andy Anokye was was found guilty by the Bristol Crown Court of 30 charges relating to a two-year period. He was was convicted of 21 rapes and five counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by penetration and two of assault occasioning actual bodily harm committed between February 2015 and March 2017.
After his arrest, officers discovered harrowing footage filmed by Anokye on his mobile phone, and this led police to three other women.
One of his Anokye's victims who testified in court said: "He put me on the bed and put a flannel over my face and poured a bottle of water over it, which made feel like I was drowning,"
That form of torture is known as water-boarding.
Another said she was stabbed in the thigh and held at knife point.
He further allegedly forced one woman to lie in a bath of freezing cold water, held a shotgun to the head of another woman. and made one sit with a bottle of water tied to her finger with shoelace.
According to prosecutors. his abuse included holding a cloth covered in bleach to women's faces, with one woman telling jurors he had forced a mobile phone down her throat.
Giving evidence, Anokye told the court he had dacryphilia - sexual arousal from tears.
During sentencing, Judge William Hart imposed an extended sentence, meaning Anokye will serve 24 years in prison and five on licence, and ordered he must sign the sex offenders register for life.
The Judge further admonished Anokye saying:
"He had no sexual boundaries or empathy for those concerned
"And that he had become addicted to the perverted pleasure he took from abusing women in the case.
" You have a background that includes gang associations and criminal violence.
"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."