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Dangerous sexual predator, 32, is jailed for life for attacking two terrified young women just two years after he was released for assaulting another female victim 

  • Dominic Hill, 32, stalked his victims in the early hours while they went to work
  • He grabbed them and dragged them to an isolated area but they both got away
  • The father-of-three then put his hand over the mouth of his victims to prevent them from screaming – but lost his grip on them and they escaped 
  • Hill had previously been jailed in May 2011 for sexually assaulting a 20-year-old
  • After a a hearing at Manchester Crown Court today he was jailed for life 
Dominic Hill, 32, from Manchester, stalked his victims in the early hours of the morning as they were on their way to work, before grabbing them and dragging them to an isolated area.

Dominic Hill, 32, from Manchester, stalked his victims in the early hours of the morning as they were on their way to work, before grabbing them and dragging them to an isolated area.
A dangerous sexual predator has been jailed for life for attacking two terrified young women just two years after he was released for assaulting another woman. 
Dominic Hill, 32, from Manchester, stalked his victims in the early hours of the morning as they were on their way to work, before grabbing them and dragging them to an isolated area.
The father-of-three then put his hand over the mouth of his victims to prevent them from screaming – but lost his grip on them and they escaped.
Hill had previously been jailed in May 2011 for sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman who had been on a night out and was just yards away from meeting her boyfriend – assaulting her so violently she lost consciousness and was found by members of the public.
Manchester Crown Court was told that the dangerous serial offender had ‘scarred all of his victims for life.’
Both victims managed to get away from Hill, with one kicking him in the testicles and the other one ‘panicking’ and screaming, the court heard.
Hill, who has been described as a ‘dedicated family man’ denies he was attacking the women for any sexual gratification, telling the courts that he grabbed the second woman for a ‘prank’.
In 2011 Hill clasped his victim hard around her nose and mouth, identical to his more recent attacks.
At the time, Hill was sentenced to five years and four months at Manchester Crown Court after his mother identified him on CCTV footage and confronted her son.
Today prosecutor, Gary Woodhall, explained to the court that Hill had followed a 21-year-old woman on February 6 last year to a bus stop in Stockport, before dragging her to a disused public toilet out of sight.
Mr Woodhall said: ‘She was playing on her phone when she arrived at the bus stop.
‘CCTV from the pub shows the defendant walking behind her, walking past her at the bus stop where she was then seated. He was wearing a yellow high visibility jacket.
‘A couple of minutes later the victim looked up to see this defendant stood over her, bearing down on her staring at her.
‘He told her to get up and when she questioned what he meant he repeated his demands and began grabbing her and pushing her towards some disused toilets out of the sight of the road.
‘He then turned her round so she was facing him. She panicked and began to scream.
‘The defendant put his hand over her mouth and told her to shut up.
‘She kicked out at the defendant who let her go and she seized her chance to run off back towards her home. The defendant ran off in the opposite direction.’
His second victim, aged 24, was also walking to work just 17 days later, in Eccles, when she described seeing a ‘shadow as though someone was following her’.
He grabbed the woman from behind, placed his hand over her mouth and dragged her to a dark driveway.
His victim only managed to escape after kicking him in the testicles, and as she fled he told her ‘Sorry you’re not who I thought you was, you’re a different girl’.
Mr Woodhall added: ‘This was two separate offences and two separate women. The defendant denies any attempt to have any sexual gratification from the attacks.
‘He admitted that he had a disagreement with the first woman at the bus stop.
‘With regard to the second woman he said that he thought she was a friend and grabbing her was a prank.’
In a victim personal statement read to the court, his first victim said that she was in ‘complete shock’, was ‘very emotional’ and was ‘appalled’ by his behaviour.
She added: ‘I am scared to go out in the early hours of the morning and leave my home.
‘I feel as though I have a string attached to my back pulling me home.
‘I am scared if I see anyone wearing a high visibility jacket.
‘This person dragged me towards unused public toilets, he was going to rape me I have no doubt about this in my mind.’
Sentencing him, Judge Anthony Cross QC, said: 'Your antecedents makes for grim reading.' Pictured is Manchester Crown Court

Sentencing him, Judge Anthony Cross QC, said: ‘Your antecedents makes for grim reading.’ Pictured is Manchester Crown Court
In a letter addressing the judge, Hill said that his actions were ‘unimaginable, ghastly and unforgivable.’
He also wrote ‘If I could change the past then I would.’
Defending, Wayne Jackson, told the court that Hill had issues with alcohol use and cocaine – and blamed his offending on his illicit use.
He added: ‘I concede that he was a regular user of cocaine and that is not an excuse for his behaviour.
‘He has a number of children from different relationships. He has been supported by his partner throughout these proceedings.
‘She knows his history and has supported him.
‘He was a dedicated family man. He has issues that need to be addressed. He wants to look forward to the future and rebuild his life.’
Sobbing with his head in his hands as he sat in the dock, Hill was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of six and a quarter years before being considered for parole.
Sentencing him, Judge Anthony Cross QC, said: ‘Your antecedents makes for grim reading.
‘You are only 32 years of age. Three young women all alone, all grabbed in the same or similar way to restrain them.
‘You are a risky individual who uses cocaine and alcohol which are closely linked with your offending.
‘That the attack stopped because you desisted is not true, they stopped because of the brave actions of the women you attacked.
‘Your victims are women now who bear deep emotional scars as part of your offending. Women whose lives will never be the same again.
‘There is no relatable estimate of time when you will not be a danger to women.
‘You have caused irreparable serious psychological harm to all of your victims. In my judgement these offences are all targeted.
‘There are similarities in the nature of the two offences with the time and the victim. I conclude that these offences were planned.
‘This offending demonstrates a very concerning pattern of behaviour.
‘I have no doubt that in the circumstances and all that I have heard about you and your behaviour that you intended to rape her.’
Hill will be eligible to apply for parole in July 2023. 

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