Rapist Adrian Love jailed for six and a half years

A RAPIST who attacked a woman in a house has been jailed.

Preston Crown Court heard Adrian Love, 54, raped the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, at a property in Rossendale in June 2017.

Love had always denied any wrongdoing but was unanimously found guilty by a jury following a two week trial.

Judge James Medland QC sentenced Love, of Hightown, Whitewell Bottom, to six and a half years in prison.

Love was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life and pay a £170 surcharge to fund victim services.

Judge Medland imposed an indefinite restraining order banning Love from contacting his victim directly or indirectly.