BEVERLY HILLS, July 31, (THEWILL) – British-Ghanaian rapper, Andy Anokye, aka Solo 45, has been jailed for 24 years for repeatedly raping and assaulting four women he held against their will.
The 33-year-old Grime star was convicted of 21 rapes and five counts at Bristol Crown Court.
The Judge, William Hart, Thursday told Anokye during sentencing that the rapper had “become addicted” to “perverted pleasure”.
“You were part of a well-known collective — Boy Better Know. The fellow artists from that collective have achieved great success,” the judge said.
“They are in no way tarnished by your misdeeds which you carried out in a private way.”
According to The Guardian, one of the victims testified of being water-boarded.
“He put me on the bed and put a flannel over my face and poured a bottle of water over it, which made me feel like I was drowning,” she said.
Another testified that she was stabbed in the thigh and held at knifepoint.
However, the rapper told the court that all the acts were consensual role-play in a game, which is called “catch me, rape me”.
The police discovered videos of some of the incidents on Ankoye’s phone after he was arrested.