Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Ex-Soldier Jailed For Repeatedly Raping A Woman And Carving His Initials Into Her Back With A Knife

A 31 year old former soldier, who raped a woman and branded his name on the helpless victim by carving his initials into her back, has been jailed for

Daniel Dickson, who repeatedly abused the woman and used a knife in the brutal attack, was jailed for the assault and repeated rapes at a sentencing hearing at Teesside Crown Court..

The Afghanistan veteran had previously admitted unlawful wounding and was found guilty by the jurors of four charges of rape following a trial last month, reports Gazette Live.. He had claimed his victim encouraged him to use the weapon on her during sex.
Judge Tony Briggs said:
“You pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding on the basis that it was at her request to carve her initials on her back.
“It’s perfectly plain that the jury did not accept that particular account, and neither do I.”

The court heard Dickson, had previously had a successful career in the Army.
Prosecutor Paul Newcombe said when he produced the knife he told his victim that he was going to “brand” her.

His victim was in court to see Dickson sentenced and had written a victim impact statement for Judge Tony Briggs to read.

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