A man has been jailed for 12 years for raping a sex worker by taking off a condom during intercourse. Lee Hogben, 35, ignored his victim as she told him ‘I don’t do that – please no’ and threatened her when she tried to wriggle free.
He contacted his victim online through an adult work website where she specifically said clients must wear protection. They met at the Royal Bath Hotel in his hometown Bournemouth, Dorset, on January 19 last year after agreeing a price for two hours – she never received the money. Prosecutor Jodie Mittell said Hogben threatened the sex worker with violence when she resisted him.
She said: ‘Hogben went beyond what was consented to by removing the protection, which the complainant will say was a condition of intercourse. ‘She repeatedly protested, “I don’t do that – please, no”. She tried to wriggle away but he told her to stop. He told her he had beaten people up and robbed people.’
The victim eventually left the hotel, told police and Hogben was arrested the following day before being linked to the rape from DNA. As he was sentenced after a trial he threatened to shoot Judge Stephen Climie telling him ‘I’m coming for you. You’ll get a shotgun in the face at night.’ The victim told Bournemouth Crown Court that she had considered self-harm as a result of the rape.
Hogden, who has a string of convictions for harassment and driving offences, was convicted of rape and two counts of assault.
He admitted threatening to destroy property, disclosing private photographs, breaching a restraining order and making a malicious communication in relation to another woman. thumbnail for post ID 9315898Student, 18, shot in the head in east London after rejecting group of men Nick Robinson, mitigating, said the offences occurred when Hogben was in a ‘heightened emotional state’.
The defendant suffered years of sexual abuse while in care. He said: ‘His coping mechanism is driving, violence, abuse and talking to people the way he talks about himself and to himself.’