Sunderland rapist jailed for 14 years after hour-long attack on woman

September 4, 2017
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A violent rapist who dragged a stranger into a deserted park where he subjected her to a shocking hour-long attack has been jailed for 14 years.

Adam Martin, 19, brutally raped and beat his victim in bushes at Roker Park, Sunderland, before leaving her half naked and in shock on a freezing cold morning last year.

After her ordeal, the sobbing woman was seen by a nearby resident, wearing no lower clothing, “crawling in the middle of the road, distressed and frightened” with cuts, bruises and scrapes all over her body.

Prosecutor Christopher Knox told Newcastle Crown Court the victim had been out drinking and clubbing in the city centre with friends and Martin had jumped in their taxi at the end of their night, despite living in the opposite direction to where they were…


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