Manchester

Heywood mobile phone photo rapist jailed

David Holt
Image caption David Holt admitted four counts of rape

A man who took pictures of himself raping a woman as she slept has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.

David Holt, of Heywood in Greater Manchester, used his mobile phone to catalogue the sexual abuse while the woman was in a deep sleep, police said.

He was caught when the photos were found on his phone and passed to the police.

The 53-year-old pleaded guilty to four counts of rape at an earlier hearing at Bolton Crown Court.

Det Con Ben Harris, of Greater Manchester Police, said the victim had been left "extremely distressed".

"I know she found it difficult to come forward," he added.

"As far as Holt in concerned, he probably thought he had got away with his offending.

"He continued his life, thinking he would go unpunished, while all along his victim was suffering."

Holt, of Whalley Road, was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

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