Alfred Greenaway, a convicted rapist, will spend just a fraction of the maximum 30-year sentence behind bars.
Greenaway, appearing before Justice Colin Williams on Thursday, learnt that he will spend just five years behind bars at His Majesty’s Prison (HMP) for his crime.
He was found guilty in September of raping an 18-year-old woman when he was 24-years-old.
According to the facts of the case, on 5th September, 2018 the victim was at her boyfriend’s home when he left for about half an hour.
While he was gone she took a nap.
At some point, she woke up to find a man she later identified as the defendant peering in the window.
When spotted, Greenaway reportedly ran off.
At the time, Greenaway was unknown to the victim.
Dressed in only a vest and leggings, the virtual complainant quickly put on a pair of jeans.
Suddenly, however, the defendant pushed a faulty door to the home open and asked the victim for her partner.
She told Greenaway her boyfriend was not there and exited the house.
As the complainant continued to dress, the defendant returned and again asked about her boyfriend’s whereabouts.
She this time told Greenaway that she intended to go out to look for her boyfriend.
It was at this point that the defendant ordered his victim to remove her pants. When she refused, he held a pair of scissors to her throat, removed her clothing and raped her.
After a short trial, the jury weighed the evidence and found Greenaway guilty as charged.
A few weeks later, Greenaway’s lawyer, Pete-Semaj McKnight, presented the mitigating factors he hoped the court would consider when sentencing his client to avoid the maximum 30-year prison sentence.
McKnight told Justice Williams that his client suffers from two psychological disorders for which he takes medication.
Additionally, he said his client did not have the best upbringing and noted that his family had struggled financially.
During sentencing yesterday, the judge appeared to have taken all factors into consideration when he sentenced Greenaway to serve five years behind bars.
In total, however, Greenaway will have served 9 years imprisonment at His Majesty’s pleasure as he has been incarcerated on remand since his arrest in 2018.