Man jailed for raping Hatfield woman as she slept

PUBLISHED: 14:07 08 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:19 08 March 2019




A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to raping a woman in Hatfield.

Saheed Oyebamiji, aged 25, from Lavidge Road in Greenwich, attacked his victim as she slept in her bedroom, following a party in August 2017.

Oyebamiji was sentenced to four years and nine months at St Albans Crown Court on Friday (March 1).

He pleaded guilty on the first day of the trial and was given a six year custodial sentence, reduced by 20 per cent for pleading before trial.

A lifetime restraining order was also put in place.

Detective sergeant Ben Smith, from the Constabulary’s Sexual Offences Investigation Team, said: “Understandably, this has been an extremely upsetting time for the victim.

“I am pleased she was spared the ordeal of going through trial and that Oyebamiji is now serving a custodial sentence.

“We take all reports of rape and sexual assault seriously and have specially trained officers available to help.

“If you have been a victim, please don’t suffer in silence.”

Information about the help and support available to victims can be found at

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