Winsford man jailed for sexual assault Date published: 10th July 2015 11.36am

A 25-year-old man from Winsford has been jailed for six years after he was found guilty of raping an 18-year-old woman in Winsford.

Andrew Haag, of Vauxhall Way, Winsford, was found guilty of rape at Chester Crown Court on Thursday 10 July following a four day trial at Chester Crown Court.

The charge related to an incident that occurred at the victim’s home address in the early hours of Sunday 19th January 2015.

Following a night out in Northwich, Haag went back to the victim’s home where he raped her whilst he and the victim were alone.

Detective Constable Helen Wrigley from the Cheshire Police Dedicated Rape Unit said:

Rape is a horrific offence, which affects victims in the most profound way.

“This incident has had a big impact on the victim and the fact that Hagg made her recount her ordeal by enduring a trial further exacerbates the impact that this case has had upon her. We hope that the guilty verdict and the sentence handed down by the court will help bring about a degree of closure for the victim and her family.

"Cheshire Police is committed to tackling sexual violence and our Dedicated Rape Unit helps and supports victims of this type of crime. I hope this sentence - and the bravery shown by the victim - gives others who may have suffered in silence the courage to come forward.