A man was arrested, charged and convicted of rape after raping an unconscious woman at his home, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.
Now, the Portslade man has been jailed after being found guilty of raping the woman who he took back to his apartment.
The Lewes Crown Court sentenced 35-year-old Narendren Pirabakaran of Station Road, to 5 and a half years in prison. The court heard that he met the 22-year-old woman in a club in Brighton.
She had been drinking with friends and then became separated from them.
Pirabakaran took her back to his home on Station Road, Portslade, where she awoke the next day with no memory of leaving the club.
She suspected that she had been a victim of serious sexual assault.
She was able to show officers the apartment where she had awoken, and Pirabakaran who was the tenant, was arrested a few days later.
When he has served his sentence, the judge ordered that Pirabakaran, who is from Sri Lanka, be deported.
Detective Constable Aran Boyt said: “Pirabakaran took advantage of a woman who was under the influence of drink. She reported the offense to police as soon as she suspected she had been raped, and officers were able to secure evidence and to support her.”