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Solo 45 found guilty of raping four women

By | Published on Thursday 12 March 2020

Solo 45

Rapper Solo 45 – real name Andrew Anokye – has been found guilty of numerous charges relating to the rape of four women.

The former member of grime collective Boy Better Know admitted during his trial at Bristol Crown Court that he liked to “terrorise” women during sex, but said that all four of his accusers had consented to be part of a “rape game”.

Anokye was arrested in July 2017 after a woman told police that he had assaulted her and held her against her will. Police then discovered video footage showing other attacks on his mobile phone, leading to three other women giving evidence against him. He was yesterday found guilty of a total of 30 charges in a unanimous verdict by the jury.

Speaking after the conclusion of the trial yesterday, DCI Neil Rice of Avon & Somerset Police said: “I hope today’s verdicts bring some solace to the victims in this case who have suffered unimaginable horrors. Our focus will remain on supporting them as we have done for almost three years since this investigation began, and we will continue to do so through to sentencing and beyond”.

A date for sentencing has not yet been set. The judge also ordered a psychiatric assessment of Anokye be carried out.