By Diana Hsieh
A husband who raped his new wife after knocking her out with chloroform when she refused him sex has been jailed for eight years.Just eight years?!?
The man, 35, tied her to a bed with a scarf and used the anaesthetic twice during their six-week marriage. His wife, a Bangladeshi immigrant, 23, first turned him down on their wedding night because she was too nervous.
The husband had denied the two rapes in Poplar, East London.
At the Old Bailey, prosecutor Richard Hearnden said: “She says she was forced to marry him. “The period of time between the defendant first meeting her and the marriage ceremony was extremely short.”