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A 35-year-old man has been jailed for ten years for a sexual assault after his victim, who is also his wife, refused to give evidence against him.

In what is believed to be one of the first cases of its kind Northumbria Police proceeded with a prosecution after mobile phone footage of the assault was found on the man's phone.

The judge called it a truly horrendous offence with the woman the subject of an exercise in punishment and humiliation.

The man was initially arrested after his wife reported to police that she had been raped at their home address and handed police her mobile phone.


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