Man from Rastrick jailed for seven years for raping a woman in her home

Daniel Waddington
Daniel Waddington

A MAN from Rastrick has been jailed for seven years after a jury found him guilty of raping a woman in her home.

Daniel Waddington, 26, had denied the rape allegation during his trial at Bradford Crown Court.

Waddington, of Toothill Bank, was acquitted on a second rape allegation, but the jury also found him guilty of stealing the woman’s bank card and a further charge of assault by penetration.

Judge John Potter said Waddington had been drinking alcohol and the jury’s verdicts were consistent with him reasonably believing that the woman, who cannot be identified, had consented to earlier sexual activity at her home in March last year.

But the judge said today that an argument then followed when Waddington asked the woman for money to buy cigarettes.

Judge Potter said Waddington had assaulted the woman and made demands for further sexual activity.

“At a time thereafter you forced yourself on (the woman) in the living room and raped her,” said the judge.

The judge said Waddington had sought to dominate and humiliate his victim by forcing her to have sexual intercourse with him.

After the rape Waddington stole the woman’s bank card which he used to withdraw £10 and spent it on more alcohol in a pub.

The judge said although it was a comparatively small amount of money the theft represented a “vindictive act”.

Waddington will have to register as a sex offender with the police for the rest of his life as a result of his conviction and Judge Potter also imposed an indefinite sexual offences prevention order on him.