A sadistic teenager who carved his name on a schoolgirl's arm before raping her and leaving her for dead in a historic graveyard has been jailed for 13 years Miles Hughes, 18, slashed at the 15-year-old's throat and neck with a Stanley knife before a workman gardening nearby heard her screams.
Hughes was convinced he had killed the girl, who was left with 30 wounds, and he told police he laughed and smiled as he fled north London's historic Hampstead cemetery.
Officers found two hand drawn pictures in his bedroom drawers - one was of a clown's face adorned with a swastika and the numbers '666', while a second sketch of a person bore the words: 'Anger creates Monsters, Hatred gives them reason.'
Hughes denied rape and attempted murder, but was convicted by a jury after a trial at the Old Bailey.
Jailing him for 13 years, with a further four years on extended licence, Judge John Bevan QC told him: 'You are in my judgement a self-absorbed, jealous and controlling young man.
'You went with a 15-year-old girl to a cemetery for some mutual cutting, but it is obvious that you wanted sex and you would not take no for an answer..'
The judge said Hughes made an 'ineffectual but determined' attempt to murder his victim, adding: 'You believed you had killed her and it was pure good fortune at the far and somewhat desolate end of that graveyard that a workman happened to be gardening behind a high wall and heard her screams.
Hughes met his victim on the afternoon of 9 July last year before taking her to a quiet area of Hampstead cemetery, where they chatted and listened to music.
Hughes talked about serial killers and how they were created, and he started to poke the knife towards her neck, asking: 'How would you react if I said I was going to kill you?'.
'The defendant then moved to her left arm and started to carve his name into her left bicep with the knife,' said prosecutor Jane Osborne.
Hughes pushed his victim back onto the floor and climbed on top of her holding the knife in his hand, then covered her mouth until she was choking.
In a police interview, the victim told how he pulled his trousers down, grabbed her neck and raped her.
'He wouldn't accept the fact I had to go. He was sat on top of me saying, 'you're going to tell the police,' she said.
'He said, 'there are voices in my head saying I need to kill you'.
'He started to poke the thing into my neck. I started to cry. He started to cry and said, 'I'm sorry'. He went to stab me but he grabbed my other arm.'
She said she tried to fight back, but was repeatedly knifed in the neck and chest, leaving her with puncture wounds, lacerations and scratches.
Hughes finally fled a workman shouted 'get off', allowing the girl to get help and call for an ambulance.
Hughes returned home and dialled 999, telling them he had killed a girl by stabbing her in the throat.
Giving evidence he claimed she consented to sex by saying 'yes' when he asked: 'Are you sure?'
He said she seemed 'perfectly normal' afterwards, but admitted becoming angry when her phone rang, believing she was lying about her mother being on the phone.
'The words, 'no, no, no' kept going on in my head and I said, 'you're lying'. She said, 'I have to go,' Hughes said.
'I then got really angry and in retaliation. I picked up my knife and I began to attack her.'
The court has heard the victim was repeatedly knifed in the neck and chest, leaving her with puncture wounds, lacerations and scratches.
Hughes admitted: 'I intended to cause her really serious harm and nothing else,' but insisted: 'I was not intending to kill her.'
Hughes, of Camden, north London, admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
He denied but was convicted of attempted murder and rape.
An NSPCC spokesperson said: 'It is clear from the level of violence inflicted on his victim that Hughes is a dangerous man.
'As of today, he is rightly behind bars and that is thanks to his victim who summoned up the courage to relive the terrifying ordeal she was subjected to, by a man she knew, in order to get justice.
'We hope the young girl is receiving the right support she needs to help her move on with her life.
'Anyone concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 while young people can call Childline on 0800 1111.'
A man wanted for child sex charges in Bristol, Tennessee was taken into custody at an area motel.
A report issued Friday by Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman said Brandon Scott Tuell, 20, was found at Red Carpet Inn on Lee Highway in Bristol, Virginia on Thursday afternoon and was arrested without incident.
Tuell is charged with five counts of rape of a child and four counts of statutory rape, the report said. He is being held without bond in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon.
19‑year‑old Isoa Raiqima who is charged with seven counts of rape, one count of assault with intent to rape and one count of robbery was told by the Suva High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo to seek Legal Aid assistance.
Raiqima told the court that he does not have money to hire a private counsel.
It is alleged that Raiqima of Nanuku Settlement in Vatuwaqa raped a 23-year-old tertiary student seven times last year.
The incident occurred at Holland Street in Suva in December last year.
Terre Haute Police on Sunday confirmed the arrest of an Indiana State University student in connection with a sexual assault.
Mitchell Brayfield, 20, of Merrillville, was arrested Friday on a charge of rape, a level 3 felony, according to a news release from Sgt. Denzil Lewis. The charge carries a potential prison sentence upon conviction of three to 16 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
The incident was reported to police on Feb. 14, the release said, noting the attack occurred at the victim's house, and the suspect had been invited to the residence. Brayfield was arrested Friday following a 10-day investigation by the police department's violent crimes unit.
Police reports do not indicate whether the victim is also a student.
Brayfield remained in the Vigo County Jail Sunday under $50,000 bail. A court appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Vigo County Superior Court Division 6.
A 18-year-old convicted rapist has been publicly vilified in a midlands town by local residents.
The young man, who was 16 at the time of the offence, raped a 13-year-old boy and sexually assaulted another.
During his trial the boy said the incidents which occurred in a midlands town were consensual and described them as “an experiment gone wrong”.
The Central Criminal Court heard one of the main problems for the accused was that he was about to turn 18 and would no longer have access to treatment and support form Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.
t is not clear what, if any disability and support services he will have access to as an adult. He was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age, defence counsel Conor Devally SC told the court, adding doctors later said he was also on the autism spectrum.
This week Mr Justice Paul Coffey imposed a three year sentence on the boy. However he deferred imposition of the sentence until January 2018 when he hopes “a meaningful multi-agency care plan will be in place.”
The judge noted a report stated the boy is at a moderate risk of re-offending if support services do not urgently intervene.
The boy will remain under supervision by the Probation Services in the meantime.
Locals chanted “rapist out – keep our children safe” outside the young man’s home today and his identity was revealed on social media.
Local resident and campaign organiser, Caithlian Ni Ghiolla Rua, spoke on the Niall Boylan Show at Classic Hits 4FM after more than 50 residents had gathered outside the family home of the young man.
“We know this boy, we know what he’s capable of,” she said. “He’s a predator, he’s prowling around.”
Another resident using the name Mary, said she feared for the safety of the convicted rapist and accused the residents of putting the man’s life in danger.
Mary described as “outrageous” comments on social media which suggested “killing” the 18-year-old convicted rapist and felt the “concerned residents” were guilty of putting his life in danger. She went on to say that the boy had learning difficulties and did not realise that what he was doing was wrong when he sexually assaulted and raped the children.
The protesting residents claim Tusla and the state have failed the parents and the children by allowing the convicted rapist serve no time in jail as they had not set up a multi-agency plan to support and rehabilitate him. Residents said they felt they had no choice but to protest, as concerned parents.