A 47-year-old man who raped a woman at her home in Hindley has been jailed for eight years.
Dean Stott, who denied the offence, claiming that any sexual activity had been with her consent, showed no emotion as he was led to the cells.
But a weeping woman supporter in the public gallery shouted out: “You’re wrong, he hasn’t done this.”
Jailing Stott, of Dewham Close, West Houghton, Bolton, Judge Robert Trevor-Jones said that his victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had been left feeling nervous and anxious in her own home, and unable to sleep.
He ordered him to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and imposed a restraining order to keep away from his victim for eight years.
The judge, who presided over the trial at Liverpool Crown Court, said that Stott and the woman were out drinking before going back to her home and going to bed.
They began having sex but as she was exhausted because of looking after a sick relative she asked him to stop which he did. She went to sleep but was awoken about 4am to find him “raping her violently”.
He had one hand around her throat and was holding or lying on her hair causing her pain and she protested and repeatedly asked him to stop but he ignored her and instead whispered endearments.
Steven Swift, defending, said that it would be Stott’s first custodial sentence.