A teenager has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after he raped a woman who was alone in her tent at Creamfields Festival.
Bando Ysihara, 19, entered the victim’s tent and raped her at 11PM on Sunday, August 25 2018, the final night of the festival last year.
The victim had been with friends at the Cheshire festival, but was on her own at the time and had never met Ysihara before.
Jurors at Chester Crown Court were played footage of the harrowing 999 call when the woman first reported the incident.
Ysihara, originally from Peckham Grove, south London, was found guilty last Thursday (March 14) and sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.
Speaking after his sentencing, Julie Harrison, of Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service, said: “This young woman had gone to a music festival to enjoy herself with her friends.
“Instead she was left traumatised by Ysihara who took advantage of the fact that she was alone and raped her.
“He refused to admit what he had done despite strong evidence, so his victim then had to relive the dreadful events of that night in a trial.
“The police and Crown Prosecution Service built a strong case and the jury took less than an hour to find him guilty.
“This man caused the victim and her family unbelievable distress and we hope that the successful conclusion of this case is of some comfort to them.”