Brutal Sutton rapist caged for three years

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A VICIOUS Sutton rapist has been jailed for three years and will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life after he admitted attacking his ex-partner.

James Silvester (27), of Short Street, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday after pleading guilty to the offence.

Silvester had been in a relationship with Carla Stokes, who has waived her anonymity to speak to us, for around three years and they had a child together before the brutal attack on 28th January.

The court was told they had invited friends and family to their home on the night of the rape.

After going into town later in the evening, Silvester returned at 3.15am appearing to be drunk.

She made a hot drink for them both and they sat and talked before returning to bed.

Shortly afterwards, Silvester carried out the brutal attack in the bedroom.

Prosecutor Dawn Pritchard said: “She is a young woman weighing eight-and-a-half stone and clearly he was a lot bigger than her. He was able to pin her down and she was unable to move.”

Miss Pritchard told the court that Miss Stokes had been forced to give up her job as a senior care worker and has felt ‘worthless’ since the attack.

In mitigation, Michael Evans said it had been an ‘uncharacteristic and isolated incident’ for which Silvester showed ‘genuine remorse’.

Judge Jeremy Lea said: “The fact that you knew each other makes it no less serious because of the upset it can cause.”

For an interview with Carla Stokes about the ordeal she has gone through see today’s Chad.