Forest Hill sex attacker jailed after police trace him with using phone app

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A FOREST Hill sex attacker who was tracked down by police using a phone app has been jailed for six years.

Raymond Yates climbed through an open ground floor window of a Hurstbourne Road house in the early hours of July 25.

After taking off his shoes to conceal his approach, Yates climbed through the window, pinned a woman to her bed and sexually assaulted her, threatening to kill her if she made a sound.

He stole two mobile phones before fleeing and was later traced, using an app on one of the phones, to a bus in Brixton Hill just one hour after the attack.

Yates, of no fixed abode was found guilty of all sexual assault, trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence and robbery following a trial at Woolwich Crown Court on December 17.

And at Woolwich Crown Court on February 4 he was jailed for six year for the assault, along with concurrent sentences of six years for trespass and four years for the robbery.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Thomas of the Met's Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command said: "The level of planning and thought Yates demonstrated while carrying out this offence shows he is a committed offender. While we have no concrete evidence of other offences we cannot discount the possibility that Yates may have carried out other attacks."

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Raymond Yates is asked to contact the Sapphire Unit on 020 8721 4678.

 

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9:46am Thu 6 Feb 14

kennycrabshaw says...

what! just 6 years for something like this! i would have thought 25 year for something as serious as this!
what! just 6 years for something like this! i would have thought 25 year for something as serious as this! kennycrabshaw

10:18am Thu 6 Feb 14

Indigenous UK Pensioner says...

HE would wish he was never born if he was sent to a military gl **** house for these discusting crime poeple never stoop so low in my day we even left our latch key in the door and no one would dare to go in to another p erson house i weep when i see how my country has gone to this appaling level of crime when the politician have betrayed us we have our medals and lost comrades for a better country but it seems to be worse under the same political party of labour conservativ e and liberal denocrat i would never vote for any of this ever again they have let me down and my country very badly i will vote for another party now so please do not come knock on my door every again.THank you.
HE would wish he was never born if he was sent to a military gl **** house for these discusting crime poeple never stoop so low in my day we even left our latch key in the door and no one would dare to go in to another p erson house i weep when i see how my country has gone to this appaling level of crime when the politician have betrayed us we have our medals and lost comrades for a better country but it seems to be worse under the same political party of labour conservativ e and liberal denocrat i would never vote for any of this ever again they have let me down and my country very badly i will vote for another party now so please do not come knock on my door every again.THank you. Indigenous UK Pensioner

10:20am Thu 6 Feb 14

Indigenous UK Pensioner says...

PLease do not say i swear i put glass house so just stop trying to stop comment.THank you.
PLease do not say i swear i put glass house so just stop trying to stop comment.THank you. Indigenous UK Pensioner

10:22am Fri 7 Feb 14

the narkybadger says...

bang the piece of filth up for 25yrs just do it!
bang the piece of filth up for 25yrs just do it! the narkybadger

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