UK-based Ghanaian rapper Solo Anokye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for repeatedly raping and assaulting four women.
The 33-year-old was convicted of 21 counts of rape and five counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by penetration and two of assault occasioning actual bodily harm by a court.
He was declared guilty at Bristol Crown Court of 30 charges relating to a two-year period. The offences were committed between February 2015 and March 2017.
Police began investigating Anokye in 2017 after one of his victims reported to friends and police that she had been raped.
After his arrest, officers discovered harrowing footage filmed by Anokye on his mobile phone, and this led police to three other women.
According to prosecutors, he forced one of his victims to lie in a bath of freezing cold water, and also made another woman sit with a bottle of water tied to her finger with a shoelace.
However, Anokye told the court that all the acts were consensual role played by the victims in a game called “catch me, rape me”.
Passing judgement, Judge William Hart directed that Anokye will serve 24 years in prison and five on a licence. The judge also ordered him to compulsorily sign the sex offenders register for life.