A terrified lady was pressured to have intercourse with a violent and unstable thug to save lots of the lifetime of a person she was out on a primary date with.
The sufferer was strolling residence from Sunderland metropolis centre along with her date and planning to fulfill him once more after they had been focused by Sean Robinson with out warning.
Newcastle Crown Court docket heard Robinson kicked the person within the face after which subjected him to a ‘extreme’ beating earlier than leaving him unconscious and bleeding on the bottom.
The girl, in her 20s, was then instructed by Robinson: ‘When you come and have intercourse with me I can’t kill him.’
Vile Sean Robinson, 18, stalked the couple earlier than viciously attacking them and raping the girl
Prosecutor Jane Waugh instructed the courtroom in a determined bid to save lots of the person’s life the brave sufferer had endured the sickening ordeal.
Miss Waugh instructed the courtroom: ‘She had witnessed the horrific violence and knew what he was able to. She determined, so as to save his life and defend herself from the defendant’s unpredictable violence, she must conform to have intercourse with him so he would depart [the man] alone.’
The courtroom heard Robinson, who was then 17, pressured the sufferer to lie on an outdated coat he discovered close to some bushes and raped her.
Miss Waugh added: ‘She was crying via this entire assault. The defendant instructed her, “When you cease I’ll go and kill him you already know”.
‘She continued to cry as he raped her. The defendant mentioned, “Shut up and cease being a child”.’
Decide Stephen Earl mentioned Robinson is ‘harmful’ and sentenced him to 5 years behind bars with an prolonged three-year licence interval, with intercourse offender registration and a restraining order to guard the victims for all times.
The decide mentioned it was an ‘abominable’ assault with ‘catastrophic’ penalties for the victims and instructed him: ‘You instructed her, “Come and have intercourse with me and I can’t kill him”, figuring out, after all, you had meted out a extreme beating to [the man] at that time, she has seen and knew what you had been able to at the moment.
‘With a view to defend herself and fairly to guard the lifetime of her new buddy, she determined to go together with your suggestion that she have intercourse with you.
‘It was not consensual intercourse, it was not penetration she gave willingly to.
‘All through the assault you had been telling her off for crying, saying in case you needed to cease as a result of she was underneath passionate about this terrible assault you had the choice to return and mete out additional punishment to the person.’
Robinson was sentenced to 5 years behind bars with an prolonged three yr licence interval at Newcastle Crown Court docket
‘I want I may have helped her’
The person mentioned in his sufferer assertion the date of the assault ought to have been a memorable one because it was his first assembly with the girl they usually had deliberate to see one another once more.
However he added: ‘This date is etched into my reminiscence for all of the fallacious causes.
‘Whereas strolling residence we had been brutally attacked with out purpose.
‘I attempted to defend myself and [the woman] one of the best I may however the male overpowered me.
‘The final reminiscence I’ve of that is waking up dazed and seeing a male standing over me and a glance of terror on her face.
‘On the time I did not know what had occurred however have since discovered she was raped.
‘The sensation of guilt has continued. I endlessly want I may have helped her.’
The courtroom heard the assault began when the couple had been strolling residence collectively after their first date in the summertime of 2021, after they heard shouting behind them as they approached a bypass close to the College metro station.
Miss Waugh mentioned: ‘Unprovoked and with out warning the defendant launched himself on the man and punched him a variety of occasions.
‘He tried to get away, he did not need to struggle and made that very clear, he was saying, “Mate, I do not need to struggle”.’
Miss Waugh mentioned as the person tried to get away, Robinson chased him, caught him, punched him to the bottom then began kicking him.
Finally, the violence was halted and the couple managed to run off throughout a metro bridge.
By this level, the person was ‘exhausted and bleeding’ and the girl was ‘nearly carrying him’ in a determined try and get away.
However Miss Waugh added: ‘Subsequent factor they had been conscious of was the defendant had caught up with them and started attacking the person once more, kicking him within the head when he was down.’
The courtroom heard it was a brutal kick to the face that knocked the person unconscious earlier than the girl was raped.
After the assault, Robinson instructed the girl he would depart her alone if she agreed to return to his home.
Luckily, she was in a position to make a name to her dad and mom, who alerted the police and drove to the scene to save lots of her.
Robinson was nonetheless within the space, the place the sufferer had waited with the unconscious man after the assault, when her dad and mom arrived.
The sufferer’s father warned Robinson ‘I will f****** kill you’ and there have been punches thrown earlier than the rapist ran off and was later caught by the police.
It was solely when he bought to the hospital that the person who was attacked through the date discovered concerning the rape.
Each victims suffered psychological and bodily damage.
In a sufferer assertion, the girl mentioned the time for the reason that assault has been the ‘worst of my life’ and added that she has felt ‘caught reliving the traumatic expertise time and again, changing into a prisoner in my very own head’.
The girl mentioned her ordeal, which ‘can’t be summarised by phrases alone’ has been worsened by courtroom delays and the actual fact Robinson initially denied raping her.
She mentioned: ‘On the day I used to be instructed he pleaded responsible to raping me I simply wished to cry and cry. For the primary time in what appeared like endlessly there have been tears of aid not disappointment.’
The girl mentioned she and her household won’t ever be the identical after the ‘ache and grief’ that has been precipitated however added: ‘My solely comfort is he’ll obtain a prolonged custodial sentence, during which time we are able to rebuild our lives to resemble what we as soon as knew’.
Robinson, 18, admitted assault and rape.
Lorraine Mustard, defending, mentioned Robinson understands the trauma he precipitated that day, is remorseful for it and added: ‘He accepts he is ruined their lives.’
Miss Mustard mentioned Robinson had a tough childhood and frolicked within the care system however has ‘hope’ for a greater future.