A prostitute had to text a friend for help after a would-be client locked her inside his Leeds home, a court heard.
Jailing Graham Scott Brady, 37 at Leeds Crown Court yesterday, (March 11) Judge Tom Bayliss QC said he had shown troubling instability in his behaviour that night.
“To be locked in a house by a man, a stranger to her, and a man behaving in an unpredictable manner must have been terrifying for her.”
Brady of Recreation Mount, Holbeck was found guilty by a jury of false imprisonment on September 8 last year while under a suspended sentence for battery. He was jailed for three years for false imprisonment with five months consecutive from his suspended sentence.
Judge Bayliss said the woman encountered Brady in the early hours working on the streets in Holbeck and was invited back to his house for sex but once there he told her he had no cash.
He offered her a credit card which she refused, again asking for money. He told her he was cooking her something to eat and became agitated when she said she did not want anything.
He told her she wasn’t going anywhere and when he went upstairs she found the security door to the outside was locked. She sent a text message to a friend for help and when Brady saw her doing that he became aggressive.
She was crying and said she wanted to go. Her friend arrived with two police officers and Brady was eventually persuaded to unlock the door.
He denied keeping her prisoner to the jury.