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Violent rapist blamed steroids
9:37am Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
A HOUSE maintenance engineer who raped a 23-year-old woman in her Worcester flat has been sentenced to six years jail.
Scott Green, who took steroids, had consensual sex with the victim at first – but then turned violent.
He stuck his fingers down her throat until she choked, strangled her until she had trouble breathing, slapped her face and spat at her, Worcester Crown Court was told.
Green then carried on having sex despite her protests, put a hand over her mouth when she began screaming and, she told police, treated her “like a rag doll”, said prosecutor Paul Whitfield.
He dragged her round the bed, held her by the hair and verbally abused her.
In a bid to stop her calling for help, Green cut the wire to her landline phone and took her mobile with him when he left the flat at 1.15am.
Luckily, a relative who lived nearby was disturbed by the noise and helped the terrified, sobbing woman into his flat. Police alerted to the crime arrested Green at his home.
Green, aged 21, of Borrowdale Drive, Worcester, pleaded guilty to rape on the day he was due to face trial by jury.
He and the victim met in McDonald’s restaurant in Worcester on February 14 at about midnight after contact between them by text and on Facebook, said Mr Whitfield.
They took a taxi to the woman’s flat and intended to have sex. But after a few minutesg, Green’s behaviour turned “rough” and the woman “made it plain she didn’t want to have sex with him”.
She ended up with marks on her neck, a cut lip and bruising on her arms, elbows and thighs.
Green also took her driving licence and bank card and cut them up.
Mr Whitfield said the defendant had attacked another woman after an argument at her aunt’s house. He squeezed her windpipe, kneed her in the stomach, pushed her face into mud and threatened to kill her.
Ten years ago he was reprimanded by police for a robbery allegation.
Defence barrister Adam Western said Green accepted his behaviour had been wrong and wanted treatment while in jail.
He had identified steroids as the probable cause and was determined not to take them again.
Judge Patrick Thomas QC said Green had treated the woman “like an object not a person” after his conduct became “extremely violent”.
The judge passed an indefinite sexual offences prevention order forbidding Green from contacting the woman or entering her street. He must also sign the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life.
After the hearing, temporary Detective Inspector James Bayliss of Worcester CID said: “Green turned what started as a pleasant night out into a living nightmare for his victim.
"He subjected her to a prolonged and sustained attack while his behaviour was vindictive and callous, so he not only violated her but also her home and her possessions.
"It is important that everyone – victims and perpetrators – understands that no means no. If you have been forced to do something that you have not given your consent to, you have been a victim. Do not suffer in silence or think you are to blame in some way.”
Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre helpline can be contacted on 01905 724514.