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Grime star Solo 45, who held four women hostage and repeatedly raped them, has been detained for 24 years


A dirty artist who has arrested four women against her will and repeatedly raped her has been detained for 24 years.

Andy Anokye, 33, who appeared under the stage name Solo 45, was convicted on Bristol Crown Court on 30 charges for a two-year period.

These were 21 rapes, five cases of improper detention, two cases of assault and two cases of assault.

The musician, who was part of the boy Better Know filth collective, had sexual pleasure in torturing the women by boarding, interrogating, assaulting and raping them.

He claimed the acts were part of a mutually agreed role-playing game or a game called "catch me, rape me" and said he told women he would "terrorize" them.

Andy Anokye, 33, who appeared under the stage name Solo 45, was found guilty of 30 charges on Bristol Crown Court for a two-year period and is now detained for 24 years

Andy Anokye, who was part of the boy Better Know dirt collective, claimed the files were part of a mutually agreed upon role-playing game or a game called "Catch Me, Rape Me" to "terrorize" them

Andy Anokye, who was part of the boy Better Know dirt collective, claimed the files were part of a mutually agreed upon role-playing game or a game called "Catch Me, Rape Me" to "terrorize" them

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Less than a year before Solo 45 was arrested at his waterfront home in Bristol, he signed an album deal with Island Records when his single feed, Em To The Lions, played.

The footage shows the musician, real name Andy Anokye, holding a glass of champagne in one hand and a pen in the other when he signs the contract in June 2016.

The 20-second clip was played when 33-year-old Anokye was on the Bristol Crown Court witness stand to file charges of rape and improper detention.

He got emotional as he planned his journey from Tottenham's Broadwater Farm estate to appearances in front of large crowds singing his lyrics.

Anokye started studying music at the age of 14, but was also an avid computer programmer.

At the age of 16, Anokye left secondary school after being stabbed and spent his time working on a pirate radio station and engaging in criminal activities.

He had already given the stage name Solo 45 and had become part of the Boy Better Know collective within two years.

Anokye said that he had filmed himself when he took part in "violent and rough" sex with dozens of women over the years.

He later discovered the expression Dacryphilia – excitement through tears – and explained why he preferred "raw emotions" during sex.

"I don't think women I deal with will look at me and think that he will love me slowly, sensually and by candlelight," Anokye told the jury.

“They all knew what kind of sex I was getting into. I would explain to them that it was about terrorizing them.

“We would do a lot of things that cross borders. I would humiliate them, degrade them, call them names.

"I have my own quirks and my own creases."

One of those quirks was to rape women, lock them up in his house and attack them, the jury found.

The judges were shown videos filmed by Anokye showing women who are scared, crying and in pain while the musician laughed, sexually abused and insulted them.

Police began investigating Anokye, who is from London, in 2017, but had an apartment in Bristol after a woman complained that he had been raped.

After he was arrested, the officers discovered shocking pictures of Anokye on his cell phone, showing that he had abused several women.

Judge William Hart imposed an extended prison term, which means Anokye will be in prison for 24 years and under license for five years, and ordered that he be signed for life sex offenders.

The judge told Anokye, who appeared on HMP Long Lartin's video link, that he "had no sexual boundaries or empathy for those affected."

He said Anokye had "become addicted" to the "perverse pleasure" he had in abusing women in the case.

The judge added: “You have a background that includes gang associations and criminal violence.

“I am completely satisfied that your career as a music artist was flourishing at the time of this crime and that you had reached great heights.

“You were part of a well-known collective – Boy Better Know. The artists of this collective have had great success. & # 39;

The judge said none of these fellow artists are aware of Anokye's behavior or the “dark side”.

"You are in no way tarnished by your misdeeds that you have committed privately," the judge told Anokye.

"You have robbed your convictions of this career, but it is entirely your fault."

During the process, the graphic video clips filmed by Anokye were played to the jury.

They showed how Anokye interrogated, beat, insulted, and raped women about previous sexual partners.

A clip showed a woman crying and saying "I hate you". The musician laughed and made a thumbs-up sign to the camera.

The videos were so intimate and extreme that Judge William Hart cleared the courtroom's public gallery when they were shown.

At the end of the trial, the judge excused the panel from the jury service and appreciated how they had dealt with the "rather disturbing" evidence.

Anokye, who was under contract with Island Records and had worked with Stormzy, JME, and Wiley, was described by the prosecutors as "a violent, controlling narcissist and bully" during the case.

The trial heard that he was forcing a woman to lie in an ice-cold water bath and holding a shotgun to another woman's head. and left you with a bottle of water tied to your finger with a shoelace.

One of his abuses was to hold a bleached cloth over the faces of women. A woman told the jury that he had pressed a cell phone in her throat.

Anokye gave evidence and told the court that he had dacryphilia – sexual arousal from tears.

Avon and Somerset police released his picture of a shotgun, which was shown as evidence in the case of Anoyke, who has been jailed for 24 years today after being convicted of 30 charges

Avon and Somerset police released his shotgun picture, which was shown as evidence in the case of Anoyke, who has been jailed for 24 years today after being convicted of 30 charges

Prosecutors described Anokye as "dangerous" to the public, saying he was at risk of physical and sexual violence when Judge William Hart imprisoned him for an extended license for 24 years

Prosecutors described Anokye as "dangerous" to the public, saying he was at risk of physical and sexual violence when Judge William Hart imprisoned him for an extended license for 24 years

Christopher Quinlan QC, prosecutor, said Anokye is "dangerous" to the public and carries the risk of physical and sexual violence.

"He is a calculating, highly manipulative man," said Quinlan. "He has no idea what righteous people consider to be appropriate behavior."

After Anokye's arrest, the police examined videos and pictures on three mobile phones, an external hard drive and a laptop, which were found in his Bristol apartment.

They contacted other women and three contacted him for abuse.

A fifth woman also testified against Anokye during the trial, but the jury heard that he could not be charged with alleged offenses because they took place abroad.

Anokye representative Sally O & # 39; Neill QC said he was ready to undergo treatment programs for his behavior.

She told the court that he had an "ongoing anxiety disorder" and had been a "different person" since his arrest in 2017.

Judge William Hart told Anokye that he had "no sexual boundaries and no empathy for the women concerned."

"You have a known background regarding gang association and violence, but you have no previous convictions for sexual abuse," said the judge.

“I am completely satisfied that your career as an artist was flourishing at the time of this crime and would have led to greater heights.

& # 39; The popular recognition that welcomed the performances of your most famous title Feed Em To The Lions was evident in the various videos that the jury saw of your performances.

“You were part of a well-known collective, Boy Better Know. The artist colleagues of this collective have achieved great success.

"But none of these artists who have dedicated themselves to their craft knew about your dark side and they are in no way affected by their misdeeds, which were committed in a very private and hidden way."

Anokye was sentenced on March 11 this year to 30 charges.

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