A man who raped a woman in her own home and covered her face with a pillow to mask her screams has been jailed for nearly six years.

Callum Leslie, 28, of Prebnedal Avenue in Aylesbury, has been locked up for five years and ten months after he sexually assaulted his victim on November 23, 2017.

Following his arrest, police discovered thousands of sexual images of children, including extreme pornographic images depicting corpses, on his phone and computer.

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On Wednesday, Aylesbury Crown Court heard how Leslie and his victim met at the Mirage nightclub in Aylesbury, and that she found him “attractive”.

The pair took a taxi back to the victim’s home, where they began having consensual sexual relations.

Bucks Free Press: Callum Leslie met his victim at the Mirage nightclubCallum Leslie met his victim at the Mirage nightclub

However, during the encounter Leslie started to inflict pain on his victim, and when she told him to stop he refused. As he began hurting her more, she started screaming, and the court heard how he covered her face with a pillow to drown out the noise.

Following a trial at Aylesbury Crown Court, Leslie was found guilty of rape by a unanimous jury.

In a victim impact statement read out to the court, the woman described how this traumatic assault had affected her life.

Her statement, which was read out by the prosecutor, said: “I feared for my life and that feeling never left.

“I don’t think I will ever feel true happiness again. At times I have contemplated taking my own life.

“It’s a never-ending nightmare that I know I can’t escape.”

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After he raped his victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, she ran to her housemate’s room to get away from him.

When the housemate demanded he leave, he agreed he would but only after he had found his phone, which he had misplaced somewhere in the property.

He gave the housemate his phone number so they could call it to help him find the phone. Once it was discovered, he left.

Later on, when police investigated the incident, they used the phone number Leslie had given to the housemate to track the criminal down.

The court heard that after police arrested him for this offence, they searched his phone and computer, where they discovered vast amounts of sexual images of children. They also recovered several extreme pornographic images of corpses.

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In all, several thousand images were recovered from his phone and laptop. Some where accessible, while others were hidden in cached folders.

Leslie denied the rape charge but was found guilty by unanimous jury. He pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing extreme pornographic images.

Sentencing, Judge Geoffrey Payne said: “She was entitled to expect that you would stop when she asked you to stop, but you carried on regardless and covered up her face when she called for help.”

Judge Payne sentenced Leslie to five years and two months for rape and a total of eight months for the four other charges, meaning he will serve a total of five years and ten months in prison.

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