16-year-old boy sentenced to nine years for Nottingham sex attacks

Nottingham Crown Court
Nottingham Crown Court
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A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to nine years in custody after admitting serious sexual assaults on two women in broad daylight.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, subjected two lone women to the attacks in the Lenton and Wollaton areas within minutes of each other on 23 October 2016.

He engaged the first victim in conversation before attacking her in an alleyway off Hillside Road, Lenton, at 8.05am.

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He was riding a pushbike when he approached his second victim in an alleyway off Woodyard Lane, Wollaton, at 8.21am. Again he spoke to the woman briefly before subjecting her to a terrifying ordeal – which was caught on CCTV.

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The court was told police recovered DNA from the clothing of the second victim, which was a match for the 16-year-old.

The youth was sentenced today (Friday 13 January 2017) at Nottingham Crown Court, after admitting two offences of rape and three offences of sexual assault on the two women at a previous hearing. The court heard he had initially denied the offences in police interview.

He was given an extended sentence, meaning he will serve a minimum of two thirds of the sentence before being eligible for parole.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Inspector Ash Wilson, of Public Protection, Rape Investigation, at Nottinghamshire Police, said: “These were truly terrifying and unprovoked attacks on two lone females early on a Sunday morning in broad daylight. Both women have shown extreme courage, resilience and dignity throughout the whole process and I hope that this sentence brings some closure and a small amount of comfort to them.

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“They have been fully supported since the incident by specially trained officers but are still coming to terms with the emotional and physical aftermath of the attack with the support and help of close friends and family.

“Thankfully within Nottinghamshire instances such as these are extremely rare. They are always given the utmost priority and with thanks to the professionalism and expertise of my detectives this attacker has been brought to justice.”

 

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