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Grime musician Solo 45 found guilty of imprisoning and raping four women

Andy Anokye, the grime artist who performed under the pseudonym Solo 45, has been found guilty of imprisoning and raping four women.

Anokye, who denied the allegations, was found guilty of 30 separate charges during a trial at Bristol Crown Court. Judge William Hart has ordered a full psychiatric report to be carried out on Anokye before returning for sentencing.

The BBC reported that Anokye was found guilty of 21 separate rapes, five counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by penetration and two of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The Crown Prosecution Service’s Jill MacNamara said: “We were able to prove that Anokye was a violent, controlling narcissist and bully who took pleasure in inflicting pain and suffering upon his victims.

“He filmed many of his attacks on his mobile phone, and this footage, along with the brave testimony of his victims, created a compelling case against him. He claimed sexual activity with these women was consensual role-play and pointed to the fact that some of the women stayed in a relationship with him after the assaults.

MacNamara continued: “However, the CPS was able to prove none of these women had consented to the sexual activity or the violence and threats made against them.

“The fear he elicited must have made it obvious they did not consent.”

Anokye filmed himself attacking his victims on his phone between February 2015 and March 2017.