A man has been jailed for rape after he punctured a condom before having sex with a woman.
Andrew Lewis, 47, from Worcester, secretly used a pin to prick a hole in the condom and trick his partner who had agreed to consensual sex on March 10, 2018, but on the condition that he use protection. However, she found a pin and other pierced condoms in his bedside drawer.
In the bin she discovered another with a hole in the tip. She confronted him and he denied what he had done. She went to police and told him his actons were ‘pure evil’.
He finally confessed to damaging the condoms saying that he hoped they would split and ‘improve the intimacy’ for him.
Glyn Samuel, prosecuting, said Lewis called it the ‘stupidest thing he has ever done’ but the lawyer insisted there was a ‘degree of planning involved.’ Lewis, a train driver, admitted rape at an earlier hearing. Judge Nicholas Cole told Lewis he had been fortunate to have not got his victim pregnant, as he sentenced him to four years behind bars at Worcester Crown Court.
Judge Cole said the woman had made it clear she did not want a baby and had only consented on the basis that Lewis wore a condom. He added: ‘It was a breach of trust.
The offence of rape is so serious a custodial sentence is appropriate.’ Lynette McClement, defending, said Lewis wanted to enhance intimacy, not get the woman pregnant. She said: ‘She had every right to choose her form of contraception. ‘He had hoped it would tear, and as a result she would change her mind. It is an unusual case.’