Casino worker jailed for rape... After his mum shouted ‘Will you not just take no for an answer?’

Adam Hurley, convicted of rape, of Toronto Avenue, Bispham
Adam Hurley, convicted of rape, of Toronto Avenue, Bispham

A Blackpool casino worker has been jailed for four years after raping a woman at his home in the resort.

Adam Hurley, 22, ignored the woman’s pleas for him to stop when he attacked her in the bedroom after offering her a massage.

The woman – who can not be identified for legal reasons – repeatedly told Hurley she did not want to have sex.

Hurley’s mother, who was in the next room, heard the pair arguing and shouted through the wall at her son: “Will you not just take no for an answer?”

But Hurley went ahead and had sex with the woman against her will.

He forced her head into the pillow and pulled her hair, the court heard.

Afterwards, Hurley asked if she had not enjoyed it, to which she replied: “Did I look like I enjoyed it?”

Preston Crown Court heard after the attack Hurley, of Toronto Avenue, Bispham, went to work but later texted the woman telling her: “I hate myself.”

He later admitted to friends he had made the woman have sex with him and said he felt disgusted and suicidal about what he had done.

However he denied rape and was convicted following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

The woman confided in colleagues at work and one of the women told her husband, a serving police officer, what had happened.

Paul Brookwell, prosecuting, said: “Hurley must have known from the reaction she did not want to have sex.

“When asked by the police about what had happened she said at first she did not think of it as rape but when she discussed it at work she realised because of her consistent and repeated refusal to have intercourse it was more than that.

“It was rape.”

Judge Andrew Woolman sentenced Hurley to four years in prison.