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Rapist filmed assault of woman while she slept

William Robert Greenfield has been jailed for seven and a half years. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

A rapist who filmed himself as he attacked a woman in her sleep has been jailed for seven and a half years.

William Robert Greenfield, of Davis Close, Bedford, targeted the same victim twice during 2014 and 2015.

The 39-year-old was sentenced at Luton Crown Court today (Thursday) for two offences of rape and one of assault by penetration.

His victim, who was in her 20s at the time, was asleep during the assaults and only discovered what had happened when she found video footage of the attacks.

"This was shocking, predatory behaviour by Greenfield who took advantage of a young woman. The was absolutely no way in which he sought consent from his victim, as she was asleep at the time he raped her on two separate occasions.

"To add to the horrifying nature of his attack, he filmed it for his own gratification. It was only because of this recording that the victim was able to realise the true horror of what had happened to her."

– Det Sgt Barry Townson, Bedfordshire Police.