Lincolnshire

Internet upload rapist Lee Schofield has jail term cut

Lee Schofield Image copyright Lincolnshire Police
Image caption Lee Schofield was jailed at Lincoln Crown Court

A rapist who filmed himself sexually abusing a woman while she slept - and uploaded footage on to the internet - has had his jail term cut.

In April, Lee Schofield, 45, of Foxby Lane, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, was jailed for 15 years after admitting charges of rape and sexual assault.

But London's Criminal Appeal Court agreed he had not been given enough credit for his guilty plea.

It cut the term to 12 years but turned down an appeal against conviction.

Lord Justice Bean, sitting with Mr Justice Irwin and Judge Paul Batty QC, rejected claims Schofield had been put under "improper pressure" to enter guilty pleas.

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