Man rapes drunk female colleague twice in the same night, proposes to girlfriend in the morning
22-year-old Justin Finnerty was found guilty of two counts of rape and one count of assault by penetration at Oxford Crown Court in 2018 and, as a result, was sentenced to 8 years
A man was sentenced to eight years for raping a colleague twice the same night when she had stayed over at his place.
The woman, who knew the accused since childhood, termed 22-year-old Justin Finnerty a "heartless monster" after discovering that he had proposed to his girlfriend the very next day of committing the crime. Reports said the victim, who is using the pseudonym Sophie, worked with the convict who hails from Bicester, Oxfordshire.
She had known Finnerty ever since the two went to primary school together where they had been good pals. She had recently joined as a customer assistant at the supermarket where Finnerty too worked.
Sophie spoke to Fabulous Online about the fateful night where she and her colleagues had gone out for drinks after work, post which Finnerty offered her his couch to sleep on.
She said he helped her get undressed which also included removing her bra while she was intoxicated. Later on, he crept back into the living room and forced himself on her as his girlfriend slept upstairs.
Sophie revealed, "As I lay balanced on the edge of the sofa, he pulled my pajama bottoms and knickers down to my ankles. I tried to scream, but no noise would come out."
She said that she cried herself to sleep, but later in the night was woken up by Finnerty who was kissing her face. He then proceeded to rape her for the second time.
Finnerty was found guilty of two counts of rape and one count of assault by penetration at Oxford Crown Court in 2018 and as a result, was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Sophie also remembered how Justin was very pushy and eager for her to drink more. "Justin handed me another drink. 'I don’t want anymore, but thank you,' I said. 'Drink it,' he ordered, staring right at me," she revealed.
Sophie revealed that she got sick after drinking too much, and Finnerty's girlfriend helped her in the situation. However, Finnerty soon made sure that his girlfriend went to bed and told her, "He had this one."
Since she was too drowsy from the alcohol to move or speak, Justin helped her into her pajamas. He then turned off the lights as she started to fall asleep. However, he returned to the living room moments later and sexually assaulted her. Sophie said that while Finnerty raped her, she did her best to scream but no words would come out.
She said when Finnerty was done, he left without a word back to his girlfriend. Later in the night he returned and proceeded to rape her the second time.
She left his house the next day, and deleted Finnerty from all her social media accounts wanting nothing to do with him. However, later that day she broke down and told her sister what had happened.
Her sister convinced her to go to the hospital, and police were called after it was confirmed that Finnerty had indeed raped her.
He was arrested immediately but denied all allegations. Later he was banned from from returning to work or going anywhere near the supermarket where Sophie worked.
Even though there was DNA evidence to prove what he had raped Sophie, Finnerty defended himself by saying that they had consensual sex earlier the same week.
However, the jury did not buy his argument and he was jailed for eight years, with an extended licence period of four years following his release. He will also remain on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.