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Rapist given two life sentences
Antony Milgate
Milgate has two previous rape convictions
A 45-year-old man who subjected a woman to a three-hour rape ordeal has been given two life sentences.

Antony Milgate, from Stafford, imprisoned the woman in her home in Upwell, Norfolk, in October 2003, Norwich Crown Court was told.

The victim, who had bought Milgate a pint in a pub, woke later that night to find him on top of her.

The jury heard Milgate, who had two rape convictions, told police "I should not have been let out on the streets".

You are a serious danger to women and this is the third time you have raped
Judge Philip Curl

On Thursday, Milgate, who had given himself up to police, appeared for sentencing.

Milgate, who was working as a fishing bailiff at the time of the attack, admitted two offences of rape, false imprisonment and stealing 2,600.

In sentencing, Judge Philip Curl told him: "You treated her truly horribly. She has been deeply traumatised.

"She is being realistic when she says in her police statement, 'This will affect me for the rest of my life'.

"You are a serious danger to women and this is the third time you have raped."

Judge Curl sentenced Milgate to two life sentences for rape, three years for false imprisonment and 18 months for theft.

All four sentences will run concurrently.

Milgate was also placed on the sex offenders' register for life.


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