A sex offender has been jailed for a minimum term of 12-and-a-half years after he was convicted of rape and other sexual offences near Burntwood.
Wayne Scarratt, aged 28, of Malvern, Worcestershire, met a child in Chasewater Country Park in August last year. He had only been released from prison two weeks prior.
Scarratt raped and sexually assaulted the victim. He took her mobile phone, her bank card and bus pass and left her in the area.
The survivor was left with a fractured right cheek, a fractured collarbone and bruising to her right eye, face and foot. She managed to flag down a passing cyclist who then reported the incident to us.
We found Scarratt in the Malvern area, hiding in a hedgerow.
He was arrested and later charged with the offences before being found guilty by a unanimous jury on 25 May this year.
On Monday (4 September), he was sentenced to 19 years behind bars at Stafford Crown Court for rape, assault by penetration, assault, theft and breach of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO). He will serve a minimum term of 12-and-a-half years.
Detective Constable Dan Hopkins, who dealt with the case, said: “I’d like to commend the survivor for her immense bravery throughout this entire investigation.
“I hope this sentence provides some sort of comfort for her and her family and it serves as an example to anyone who is a survivor that we are committed to securing justice.”
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