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East Grinstead rapist admits his guilt
3:37pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A rapist is set to be jailed after pleading guilty to a violent attack on a girl in a graveyard.
Tyrone Carr, of High Street, East Grinstead, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court today following an attack on a young woman as she walked home from a night out.
The 27-year-old gardener forced his 22-year-old female victim to the ground in Mount Noddy cemetery in East Grinstead at 2am on Saturday June 1.
Carr was interrupted during the attack by two passers-by saw who he then threatened before running off.
In court yesterday, Carr pleaded guilty to rape, sexual assault by penetration, two offences of sexual assault by touching and causing actual bodily harm.
He is set to be sentenced on October 4.
Detective Chief Inspector Claire Pridgeon of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said; "This was a violent attack by a stranger on a young woman walking home.
“She was severely distressed and remains so to this day.
“It was thanks to the couple passing by that she did not suffer an even more terrifying ordeal."
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