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Brought to justice
Our specialist detectives have secured justice for a victim and ensured a dangerous sexual predator is now behind bars.
Work by our Adult Sexual Assault Investigation Team (ASAIT) led to rapist Billy Parker being jailed for 10 years last week.
He admitted attacking someone in Witham in April last year.
He’d arranged to meet the victim and after they experienced a medical episode and become unconscious, Parker exploited their vulnerability and assaulted them.
Even more horrifically, Parker captured the whole thing on a video on his mobile phone.
When the incident was reported to us, the victim was supported by specially trained officers and we investigated.
Parker, 31, of Mulberry Gardens, Witham was arrested on 4 April and later charged with rape.
Due to the evidence our officers had compiled against him, he had little option but to plead guilty and at Chelmsford Crown Court on 20 January he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Carolyn Holland, from ASAIT, said:
“The victim in this case has show a huge amount of courage throughout the investigation and I want to pay tribute to them.
“This incident has had a huge impact on them and their family and is likely to for some time.
“It takes incredible bravery to come forward and report an assault and I hope Parker now being sentenced will help them move forward.
“Billy Parker’s actions were horrific. Instead of coming to the aid of the victim in a moment of need, he took advantage of their vulnerability for his own sexual gratification.
“He is clearly a dangerous individual and I am glad he will now be behind bars for the foreseeable future.”
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