“Today at Swindon Crown Court, Lamin Sunny Sanneh, aged 41 years, from Swindon was sentenced to an Indeterminate Public Protection (IPP) prison sentence, of which he must serve a minimum of six years, after he was found guilty of two counts of rape.
During Sanneh’s trial, the court heard how he deceived two, vulnerable young women, in order to lure them to places where he could commit these despicable acts. Not only has he subjected these two women to a terrible ordeal, he has shown no remorse for his actions.
This was a long and complex investigation and we are pleased with the sentence imposed by the judge today. In particular, I would like to thank the victims who have shown great courage in coming forward. Without their continued assistance, this trial would not have been possible.
We encourage anyone, child or adult, who has been the victim of a sexual assault to tell someone. If you don’t want to report it to police, you can tell a trusted adult who can report it on your behalf, not only so that the offender can be identified but to ensure that you are provided with the appropriate help and support.
Rape is an extremely serious offence that has an enormous impact on victims and their families. We hope that the outcome of the trial and the sentence imposed today will offer these two women some piece of mind.”