Woman subjected to two-and-a-half year rape ordeal praised for outing abuser

Andrew Brueton committed his reign of abuse between December 2014 and June 2017

Andrew Brueton committed his reign of abuse between December 2014 and June 2017

Monday, January 22, 2018

A woman who was subjected to a two-and-a-half year reign of rape and abuse has been praised for outing her attacker, after he was jailed for 15 years.

Andrew Brueton, 38 and from Birmingham, was convicted of five counts of rape and five counts of assault. He committed the offences between December 2014 and June 2017.

In addition to his jail sentence, Brueton, who is from the Northfield district, has been placed on the sex offender's register.

Detective constable Kirsty Gray, from the West Midlands Police public protection unit, said: "The victim showed tremendous courage to report these repeated offences.
 
"She had suffered at the hands of Brueton over a period of time, both physically and mentally, and by reporting these we were able to fully investigate and bring him to justice to end her own suffering. 
 
“We have specialist officers available to support anyone who reports sexual attacks and also work with other agencies to help them through the criminal justice process."
 

Officers charged the 38 year-old of Merritts Brook Lane, Northfield, with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault between December 2014 and June 2017.
 
He was convicted of five counts of rape and jailed at Birmingham Crown Court last Tuesday (16 January) and was placed on the sex offenders register.
 
Detective Constable Kirsty Gray, from the force’s public protection unit, said: "The victim showed tremendous courage to report these repeated offences.
 
"She had suffered at the hands of Brueton over a period of time, both physically and mentally, and by reporting these we were able to fully investigate and bring him to justice to end her own suffering. 
 
“We have specialist officers available to support anyone who reports sexual attacks and also work with other agencies to help them through the criminal justice process." To report abuse call police on 101. More information is available here.