Thu, 19 Feb 2015
A man has been jailed for nine years after he tried to rape his friend and dumped her unconscious body in a field.
Warwickshire Crown Court heard that Jason Croker, 38, left the victims body in an isolated countryside spot having “not got what he wanted”.
Crocker was convicted of rape after a trial.
Harpreet Sandhu, prosecuting, said, “She did everything she could to try to stop him.
“She punched him some three times to his head, but her efforts were in vain; he was too strong for her.
“He was determined to get what he wanted.
“He touched her sexually and assaulted her sexually.”
The attack happened in May 2013 after the victim was told that he needed help moving his belongings out of a storage facility.
Mr Sandhu said, “Because she had passed out, only one person knows what happened next. But, having caused her to lose consciousness, he dumped her body in the field and disappeared in the van. Having not got what he wanted, he left her stranded and secluded.”
It was pointed that the nearest house to the field where the victim’s body was dumped was a quarter of a mile away.
Croker has been ordered to be registered as a sex offender for life, Judge Richard Griffith-Jones told him: “This was wicked and deceitful selfishness. You made up your mind you were going to gratify yourself sexually with this poor woman.”
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