Rape victim fled scene as attacker fell asleep

Darrel Rose

A rape victim has been commended for her bravery after fleeing in just a dressing gown and slippers after her attacker fell asleep.
He has been jailed for 17 years for two counts of rape after being found guilty last July at Croydon Crown Court.
Darrel Rose, 31, of King Henry’s Drive, New Addington was also convicted of one count of assault by penetration and two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm.
He was sentenced on today, Friday to a total of 17 years’ imprisonment after he had attacked the woman, who he had known more than 10 years.
Police were called to a newsagent in Hackbridge on March 25 by a female victim who stated that she had been raped at a house nearby. The victim had only been able to make her escape, wearing her dressing gown and slippers, after Rose had fallen asleep.
DC Ellen Jones of the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command said:
“The victim in this case has shown great bravery and courage in standing up to Rose and ensuring that he is made to answer for his actions.
“I would like to praise the strength and commitment she has shown throughout this case.”

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