Man sentenced to 18 years for raping and assaulting another man

A Sheffield rapist has been sentenced for 18 years for befriending and raping a “vulnerable” man.

John Andrew Chinn, 43, of no fixed address, was sentenced today after he admitted he raped and assaulted another man in Sheffield in 2015.

Appearing at Sheffield Crown Court, Chinn received his sentence after pleading guilty to one count of rape. He had pleaded guilty to two counts of assault at an earlier hearing.

In early August 2015, officers went to the victim’s address after reports of concern. Chinn was found at the property and the victim was badly beaten. Chinn had been released from prison on licence in July 2015 and police had been looking for him within days of his release, was arrested and recalled to prison for breaching his licence conditions.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Yvonne Fairbrother said Chinn had “befriended his victim” and “convinced him” he was homeless.

“Chinn then subjected his victim to repeated assaults and sexual violence, who was terribly frightened and felt unable to tell anyone what was happening to him,” she added.

The DC Fairbrother said she was “pleased” that Chinn is now behind bars for his “violent and sexual offences” and can cause no further harm.