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Man Jailed for 18 Years for Raping and Assaulting Partner

Dean Michael Hutchison, a 40-year-old man from Corby, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for a series of heinous crimes against his partner. The verdict was delivered at Northampton Crown Court, following a trial where Hutchison denied all eight charges brought against him.

Throughout the trial, harrowing details emerged of Hutchison’s repeated assaults on the woman, including physical violence and sexual abuse. The court heard how he would punch her, throw her to the floor, and on one occasion, strangle her until she lost consciousness. In a particularly chilling incident, Hutchison threatened to kill her, returning with a rolling pin instead of a knife and subjecting her to a brutal beating, resulting in her taking eight weeks off work due to her injuries.

Disturbingly, Hutchison also coerced his partner into sex, raping her on three separate occasions despite her protests. He attempted to justify his actions by asserting that rape couldn’t occur within their relationship, revealing his manipulative and controlling behavior.

Throughout their relationship, Hutchison maintained control over the woman’s life, often confiscating her phone or disconnecting the Wi-Fi, and even confining her to his flat for extended periods.

The victim’s bravery in coming forward and enduring the trial process was commended by Detective Constable Grace Burman, the lead investigator from Northamptonshire Police’s Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit. Despite the trauma she endured, the survivor showed remarkable strength, testifying against Hutchison for over five hours and speaking out publicly to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

Following his conviction on all counts, Hutchison was sentenced to 13 years in prison with an additional five years on extended license. The sentence reflects the seriousness of his crimes and serves as a warning to others who perpetrate violence against women.

Detective Constable Grace Burman emphasized the importance of recognizing that rape can occur within relationships and urged other victims to come forward. She reaffirmed Northamptonshire Police’s commitment to tackling violence against women and providing support to survivors.

The survivor’s courage in sharing her story serves as an inspiration to others who may be suffering in silence. Her plea for others to seek help echoes the sentiment of support services available to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence or sexual abuse, please reach out for help. You are not alone, and support is available through various channels, including Northamptonshire Police, Serenity, and Voice.

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