A High Wycombe man has been jailed for eight years after dragging a woman behind some garages in Chesham and raping her. 

Kemal Arslan, of Kingshill Drive, was found guilty of four counts of rape following a four day trial which finished at Aylesbury Crown Court today (October 12) and was sentenced at the same court. 

At around 11pm on October 6 last year, a woman in her twenties was walking in Elm Tree Hill from the town centre when she was followed by Arslan, who dragged her away and raped her. 

She managed to push him away and escape. 

He was arrested the next day and charged with four counts of rape on April 15. 

Investigating officer Detective Constable Ben Giddings, of Force CID Buckinghamshire, said: “This was a horrendous attack on a lone female which has had a lasting impact upon her.

"She has been incredibly courageous in coming forward to report this incident to police resulting in the conviction of Arslan.

“When someone comes forward to report a sexual offence, Thames Valley Police will treat the person with the utmost sensitivity.

"We work to support victims and investigate so that offenders are brought before the courts to face justice.

“In this case a dangerous offender will have a significant amount of time in prison to reflect upon his actions and I hope this enables the victim to be able to start the difficult process of being able to rebuild her life.”