Man sentenced after raping a woman who had collapsed in Milton Keynes street

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping a woman in Bletchley in 2015.

Franklyn Kehinde Coker, 25 of Micklewell Lane, Northampton, was sentenced at Amersham Crown Court on Friday (March 10).

The offence took place overnight between October 31, 2015 and November 1, 2015, when Coker found a woman in her thirties collapsed on a street in Bletchley.

He raped the victim before dropping her off at a local address.

The woman had no recollection of the events the following day and reported her concerns to the police.

Coker was charged on June 10 last year and pleaded not-guilty.

The first trial, which lasted five days, took place at Amersham Crown Court in October 2016 and resulted in a hung jury.

A second three day trial took place at the same court in January this year and resulted in a unanimous verdict of guilty.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Phil Walsh said: “Coker committed this horrendous offence whilst the victim was vulnerable and unable to defend herself.

“Due to the victim’s courage in coming forward and giving evidence, we were able to thoroughly investigate and ensure that this dangerous offender was brought to justice.

“The twelve-year prison sentence sends a strong message that violent and sexually motivated crimes will always be dealt with robustly by Thames Valley Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the courts.

“Coker will now serve a significant amount of time behind bars.”