Would-be rapist gets beating of his life

Would-be rapist gets beating of his life
Published: 2015 December 05 19:25:49 (10621 Views)
A would-be sex attacker got more than he bargained for when his victim fought back.

Johnathon Holmes, 35, dragged a 21-year-old woman into some bushes in Sheffield city centre, but ended up getting a taste of justice.

She bit his tongue, hit him in the face and punched him in the stomach during the ordeal.

Prior to the attack, she realised she was being followed and contacted her partner and put her keys inside her hand to protect herself if needed.

Holmes has now been jailed for four and half years after Sheffield Crown Court heard his victim say she was convinced he was going to rape her.

She told the court: 'My life would have been over – he might as well have killed me right there. I was so terrified but so angry.'



He was caught on CCTV in Sheffield city centre hiding behind walls and watching lone women after spending the afternoon and evening drinking in town.

Holmes was found by police at 1.30am that night and later told officers in interview he couldn't remember the events of the night due to being drunk.

When he was interviewed by the police, he said he had no recollection of the incident but if it looked as though it was him, he was sorry for his actions.

In a victim impact statement read to the court, his victim said: 'A few days ago I read about the body of a missing girl being found not far from where I was attacked. It made me sick to my stomach and brought everything back.

'I just want this all over so I can go on with my life.'

Amy Earnshaw, representing Holmes, said: 'He can't say why he has acted as he did.'



Source - Metro

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