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Teenage rapist who struck victim with slab in birthday attack jailed for life

Charlie Pearce researched rape online before carrying out his attack “of animalistic savagery”, in July last year, in Leicester’s Victoria Park.

He denied intending to kill the woman, who is in her 20s, but admitted two counts of rape, causing grievous bodily harm with intent and stealing her handbag.

However, jurors found the “exceptionally dangerous” defendant guilty of attempted murder after he left the victim “hanging by a thread”.

Pearce, of Clarendon Park, Leicester, was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 11 years at the Old Bailey in London.

He was handed seven-and-a-half years’ custody for the rapes to run concurrently alongside his life sentence, with no separate penalty for the remaining charges.

Sentencing the teenager, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said the defendant had carried out an attack of a sexual or sadistic nature and that he “intended to silence the victim forever”.

“The defendant set out that evening to mark his 17th birthday to

Read more at: https://news.sky.com/story/teenage-rapist-who-struck-victim-with-slab-in-birthday-attack-jailed-for-life-11253441

Billion-to-one DNA link: Rapist caught 26 years after attack – Sky News

Christopher Scott spotted an 18-year-old university student waiting for a bus on Mansfield Road in Nottingham when he forced her into his car and drove her to a country park in October 1992.

The then 40-year-old told her to “give me the money or I’ll kill you”, before raping her twice and telling her to “enjoy it”.

Father-of-four Scott, now 65, was caught nearly 25 years later after police took his DNA when he was arrested for a domestic incident involving his adult son in July 2016.

He was jailed for 20 years at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday, where it was heard his victim had been “physically sick from the shock” and could not leave the house on her own “for at least a year”.

In a separate incident a month before the attack, Scott punched a 17-year-old girl in the face on Mapperley Hall Drive, Nottingham, and touched her inappropriately before her

Read more at: https://news.sky.com/story/man-convicted-of-1992-rape-after-giving-dna-in-separate-inquiry-11252827

Billion-to-one DNA link: Rapist caught 26 years after attack

Christopher Scott spotted an 18-year-old university student waiting for a bus on Mansfield Road in Nottingham when he forced her into his car and drove her to a country park in October 1992.

The then 40-year-old told her to “give me the money or I’ll kill you”, before raping her twice and telling her to “enjoy it”.

Father-of-four Scott, now 65, was caught nearly 25 years later after police took his DNA when he was arrested for a domestic incident involving his adult son in July 2016.

He was jailed for 20 years at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday, where it was heard his victim had been “physically sick from the shock” and could not leave the house on her own “for at least a year”.

In a separate incident a month before the attack, Scott punched a 17-year-old girl in the face on Mapperley Hall Drive, Nottingham, and touched her inappropriately before her

Read more at: https://news.sky.com/story/man-convicted-of-1992-rape-after-giving-dna-in-separate-inquiry-11252827

Rapist gets probation for attack on 13-year-old girl at church camp

An Oklahoma man who is legally blind has been sentenced to probation for raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp, after prosecutors cited his disability in agreeing to a plea deal that spares him prison time.

Benjamin Lawrence Petty, 36, pleaded guilty to attacking the girl in 2016, while she was attending the Falls Creek church camp in southern Oklahoma. Petty, who was a cook at the camp, tied a rope around the girl’s wrists, raped her and threatened to hurt her if she told anyone, according to investigators.

Murray County Assistant District Attorney David Pyle said a major factor in his decision not to insist on prison time was that Petty was legally blind, the Oklahoman newspaper reports. But a group that works to prevent and eliminate sexual and domestic violence said the sentence sends the wrong message.

“Failure to hold perpetrators accountable regardless of

Read more at: http://www.wmur.com/article/rapist-gets-probation-for-attack-on-13-year-old-girl-at-church-camp/15940719

Rapist gets probation for attack on 13-year-old at Baptist church camp in Oklahoma

SULPHUR — In an unusual plea deal, a Spencer man has been sentenced to 15 years on probation after pleading guilty to brutally raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl at Falls Creek church camp.

Benjamin Lawrence Petty, 36, tied rope around the girl’s wrists, raped her and then threatened her with physical harm if she told anyone, according to the criminal charge. He was at the camp as a cook at the time of the 2016 offense.

Murray County Assistant District Attorney David Pyle, who negotiated the guilty plea, said Petty is “legally blind” and that was a major factor in his decision not to insist on prison time.

Petty was given the suspended sentence by District Judge Wallace Coppedge on Jan. 19 after entering a negotiated guilty plea to first-degree rape, forcible sodomy and rape by instrumentation. All three are felonies.

A woman in Judge Coppedge’s office said he would not be making

Read more at: http://newsok.com/rapist-gets-probation-for-attack-on-13-year-old-at-baptist-church-camp-in-oklahoma/article/5581413

Rapist said he would MURDER me, says terrified victim of Ripley attack

A woman says a man who tried to rape her as she was walking through a town threatened to murder her.

Police are hunting the man who struck as the woman was walking through Ripley at around 1am on Thursday, January 25.

She told police she was grabbed as she walked along Outram Street, near Argyll Road.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said: “I have never been afraid of walking at that time in the day. I have never been the victim of anything before so it never crossed my mind that something bad could happen.

“This time I was wrong. I was walking down the road and I noticed that there was someone walking behind me by about ten steps. I didn’t hear him come up behind me though and

Read more at: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/ripley-rapists-murder-threat-police-1130369

Accused murderer, rapist pleads guilty to 2008 attack on abducted couple

Brent Simeon, 33, was sentenced to a total of 50 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday (Jan. 22) to a gruesome murder and rape involving a couple Simeon and 33-year-old Dayshawn Celestain kidnapped from Gentilly in 2008.

Simeon was indicted on one count each of first-degree murder and first-degree rape in connection to the murder of Brandon Martes and rape and shooting of Martes’ girlfriend on Oct. 15, 2008. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges Monday, in an agreement offered by the District Attorney’s office.

Simeon was 23 when he and Celestain were arrested and booked into Orleans Justice Center jail on charges including murder, attempted murder, rape, kidnaping, carjacking and illegal possession of firearms. Based on online jail records, Simeon has been incarcerated since he was booked on Oct. 17, 2008.

According to court documents, Simeon and Celestain held the couple at gunpoint while they sat in a parked car in the 2500 block of Mexico

Read more at: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/01/simeon_guilty_murder_rape.html