Brave rape victim smeared teen attacker in HER blood in desperate plea to his conscience during horror ordeal
The woman’s act also managed to cage the sex beast after the blood linked the attacker to the crime
The woman’s actions also pinned vile Jack Walker to the chilling crime – providing vital DNA evidence linking him to the attack.
18, has been caged for 11 years for the horrifying attack on the woman,
in her 50s, who was walking her dog when he struck.
victim strolled through grassland in Workington, Cumbria, in the evening
of July 15 this year Walker came up to her and said hello.
Crown Court heard that just seconds later the beast pounced – grabbing
the terrified woman’s hair before punching her in the face several
He then forced her to the ground and raped the woman – who continued to fight and plead with him to stop.
Chillingly, at one point she smeared her attacker with blood in a tragically futile attempt to appeal to his conscience.
woman was treated in the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for her
injuries, but detectives said she had shown “bravery” in helping them
hunt down the rapist.
Her blood proved the vital link as it put Walker in connection the victim.
Walker had earlier pleaded guilty to rape, attempted rape, a further sexual assault and grievous bodily harm.
He also admitted a common assault on one of the police officers who dealt with him.
Passing sentence Judge Davies told the teenager he posed a risk to women and had committed a “savage and brutal attack.”
Isla Chilton, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the North West Rape and
Serious Sexual Offences Unit, said: “Jack Walker carried out a brutal
attack on a complete stranger who was simply going about her own
business walking her dog.
“He approached her and after saying a
brief hello, grabbed hold of her hair, repeatedly punched her, forced
her to the ground where he raped her.
“Throughout this sustained attack he threatened to stab her to death if she did not comply.
this terrifying ordeal the victim put her blood onto the defendant’s
clothing in a desperate appeal to his conscience of how seriously he was
“As a result of her doing this, the forensic evidence proving he committed the offence was unquestionable.
initially denying the allegations, when faced with the overwhelming
evidence against him, he was left with no other choice than to plead
“Jack Walker is clearly an extremely dangerous man who
has today been taken off the streets for a significant length of time
where he can no longer pose any harm to women.”
Marion Weir, defending, said the teenager was disgusted with what he had done.
will serve at least two thirds of his sentence and a licence period
that will run for five years after his prison term expires and only when
the parole board consider him safe.
After the hearing, Detective
Constable Jim Grattan said: “There is no excuse for Walker’s
unthinkable actions and I am glad that he is now facing a significant
sentence for his crimes.
“His victim was innocently walking her dog when Walker conducted his brutal attack.
and sexual offences have a huge impact on a victim and their families
and I hope that today’s sentencing offers some sort of closure. She has
shown true bravery throughout our investigation.”
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