The trial for this case took place over the last month. The victim initially alleged that her partner had raped her and imprisoned her, but then told the court that she had lied.

Despite the victim's admission of lying about the circumstances, the jury found the defendant guilty of having sequestered his partner and raped her.

The court sentenced the man to 10 years in prison on Thursday afternoon. The judges accepted the sentence suggested by the prosecutor.

The man stood accused of rape and false imprisonment. The counts against the defendant included having kept the woman at his apartment against her will and having raped her in June 2017.

The defendant had disputed the claim and the victim then told the court that she had lied as she had not been in a healthy condition at the time.