A vile thug who raped a woman in her own home before chillingly telling her “You’re looking at me like I’m a monster” has been jailed for 11 years.
Twisted Myles Manyika, 25, forced himself on the woman and ignored her desperate pleas to stop after they shared a taxi in May 2015.
A court heard he stripped off after she returned from using the bathroom before subjecting her to a terrifying sex attack.
Manyika made the the victim perform sex acts on him and told he “didn’t care” when he raped her again the next morning.
Just weeks later, Manyika and a friend Jonathan Benjamin, 29, sexually assaulted a second woman after a night out.
Both men denied assault by penetration but were convicted in September and jailed for five years at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.
Manyika, of Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, admitted three further counts of rape and was caged for a further six years on Monday (18/12).
Sentencing, Judge David Fletcher said: “She made it clear on more than one occasion that she did not want it.”
Prosecutor Gary Venturi said the victim, who cannot be named, allowed the defendant to use her bathroom after they got a cab together on May 16, 2015.
He said: “When she returned from using the lavatory herself he had stripped to his boxer shorts and was on her bed.
“She was pulled on the bed and her undergarments were removed. She said, ‘Please stop, I am on my period’. He replied, ‘I do not care’.”
The court heard the woman fell asleep but the next morning she asked him to leave but he raped her again.
On June 28, Manyika and Benjamin, also of Shelton, sexually assaulted a woman who had gone back to a house in Stoke after meeting a man in a nightclub.
The court heard the victim screamed and cried during her ordeal but they carried on the attack regardless.
Sentencing for that offence, Recorder Stephen Thomas told both defendants: “I have no doubt that you went into that room and decided you too would seek some element of gratification.
“You took advantage of her and the predicament she was in.
“In that room there were a number of people not known to her and she must have felt absolutely terrified.
“Whatever she had consented to, it was not your involvement.”
Joanne Wallbanks, defending Manyika, said alcohol played its part in the offending.
He will be on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life.
Detective Constable Georgina Tanner, of Staffordshire Police, said after the case: “This incident has, understandably, left the victim very shaken.
“She has struggled to come to terms with what happened to her.
“While the guilty verdict won’t change what happened, I hope it will allow her to deal with what happened.
“Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual assault is encouraged to report it to the police. We will take it seriously.”
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