Coventry rapist who controlled his teenage partner's life is jailed for 13 years - The Coventry Observer

18th Aug, 2022

Coventry rapist who controlled his teenage partner's life is jailed for 13 years

Coventry Editorial 20th Jul, 2022

A RAPIST has been jailed for 13 years after his teenage victim disclosed a catalogue of sickening offences to police.

Carlos Cope, from Westminster Road, Coventry, was in a relationship with the woman when his behaviour became controlling to the point where he was managing her finances and questioning who she was seeing.

The 24-year-old began using her cash to buy drugs and checking her phone to see who she’d been in contact with.

The situation came to a head in June last year when Cope became violent towards the young woman and her sister.

He punched her and dragged her along the floor by her hair.

Although police were called, she decided not to take the matter further.

The following month Cope launched his most brutal and disturbing attack.

After checking her texts, he punched, her, bit her arms and smashed a lamp on her head repeatedly.

Investigating officer, DC Jonathan Barker, from West Midlands Police’s Public

Protection Unit, said: “The details of the attack are too sickening to share.

“It is enough to say the young woman was defiled in the most humiliating way.

“I applaud her bravery in bringing this prosecution and ensuring that other women are safe from Cope for some years to come.”

Cope was found guilty of rape and assault after a week-long trial and sentenced at Warwick Crown Court where he was also given a restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim or her sister.

He will remain on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

Anyone who is a victim of coercive control or sexual abuse can visit west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/domestic-abuse to get help and advic

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