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Telford taxi driver sentenced to six-a-half-years in prison for ‘traumatic’ rape of woman

Updated: Mar 20, 2022

Image credit: West Mercia Police

A Telford man who worked as a taxi driver has been sentenced to six and half years in prison for rape.

Paul Kofi Manu Aboagyewaa was charged with one count of rape in March following the rape of a female in Telford in December 2021.

According to the Shropshire Star it has now been confirmed that Aboagyewaa was working as a taxi driver at the time he attacked the woman.

The 58-year-old pleaded guilty to rape at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Thursday 10 March.

Aboagyewaa will also be added to the sex offenders register.

PC Billy Barrett of West Mercia Police said: “We welcome the sentence that has been handed to Aboagyewaa, and I would like to show my gratitude to everyone who came forward with information that assisted officers with the investigation.

“I would also like to commend and thank the victim for her bravery and cooperation during what I am sure has been a truly traumatic and harrowing ordeal for herself and her family.”

Victims of sexual assault who feel they need support can contact the West Mercia’s Victim Advice line which is a free, independent and confidential support service available by calling 0800 952 3000.


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