May 2011

Shrewsbury rapist locked up

A Shrewsbury man who raped a woman in her own home will only be released from prison when he is no longer a threat to society, a court heard today.

Lee Jay Delo, 30, raped his victim five times, wrapping parcel tape around her mouth and hands.

He held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her, Shrewsbury Crown Court heard

Judge Peter Barrie ordered that he serve an indeterminate sentence with a minimum period of imprisonment for three years and nine months.

He described Delo as dangerous and said: “It was a sustained and violent attack and you were on licence for a sexual offence against a 14 year old girl.”

Delo, of Vennington Walk, admitted five counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

A charge of unlawful imprisonment was ordered to lie on the file.