A SOLDIER has been sentenced to a total of 19 years’ imprisonment for the rape of a woman in Windsor.

Guardsman Connor Brayley, 24, who was stationed at Victoria Barracks, Windsor, was sentenced yesterday (Friday) at Reading Crown Court after being found guilty by a unanimous verdict of two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

At about 2am on Thursday, December 14, 2017, Brayley raped and sexually assaulted a woman aged in her 20s in Bachelors Acre, Windsor after dragging and pulling her through the town centre.

He was arrested later that day and charged with the offences on December 15.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Christopher Jamieson of Maidenhead Force CID, said: “The victim has shown remarkable bravery throughout the investigation and trial processes and I hope that today’s sentencing will now help her to move on with her life.

“Brayley subjected to her a lengthy attack, but her courage following the incident helped us to quickly arrest and charge Brayley with these offences.

“This sentencing shows how seriously these offences are taken. Thames Valley Police will always thoroughly investigate such offences and work with the Crown Prosecution service in order to ensure that offenders are brought to justice.”