Knife Wielding Sex Attack Teenager Chased Off By Mob With Makeshift Weapons
A teenager high on drink and drugs launched a terrifying sex and knife attack on a young woman as she walked along a footpath.
David Alfie Williams sexually assaulted his victim and tried to rob her, only giving up when local people who heard her screaming grabbed make-shift weapons and ran to her aid.
Williams, 18, fled but was arrested in a nearby garden after a fierce struggle with police.
Today Williams of Wrexham, was branded a danger and sent into youth detention for four years and eight months.
His licence on release was extended by four years and he was ordered to register as a sex offender for life, reports the Daily Post.
A charge of attempted rape was dropped when he admitted a sex assault, attempted robbery, wounding and possessing the knife.
Daily PostJailed Thug: David Alfie Williams subjected a woman to a terrifying ordeal in a park
Mold Crown Court heard how the attack had a profound effect on the victim which was now scared of leaving her home alone.
Judge David Hale told Williams, who was said to have been battling drug addiction since the age of 14: “She has hardly been able to get out of the house on her own and who can blame her.
“You produced a knife and threatened to slash and stab her.”
He then went on to “beat her up mercilessly”, kicked her, punched her and started slashing at her thighs with the knife.
A cyclist who stopped to try to help was threatened with the knife.
It was only when other residents ran towards Williams armed with make-shift weapons that he gave up and ran away.
The court heard how the victim, a mother in her 20s, was walking along a footpath near a play area on the Caia Park Estate at about 10pm on September 11 last year.
He had earlier asked her to send a text message for him, she agreed but she walked off when he failed to give her a number or a message.
Prosecuting barrister Duncan Bould told how ten minutes later he approached her and crudely told her how he wanted sex with her.
He grabbed her and pushed himself again her and when she tried to run he caught her and told her not to try and get away from him again.
He produced the knife and said he would stab her and she tried to calm him down.
Williams told her that he had been “up for three weeks”, and threatened to slit her throat.
He said he would stab her if she ran again, and the victim feared that he was going to rape or kill her.
Dave Thompson/PAJail Sentence: Williams license was extended by four years at Mold Crown Court
Mr Bould said that it was quite clear that a number of people saw the ferocity of the attack on the woman from their homes and a number of them responded to her cries for help.
“It was only the arrival of men in the community who armed themselves with makeshift weapons that made him stop and run away,” he said.
They saw that she was being repeatedly punched, kicked and head-butted.
One witness who went to her aid said he had never witnessed anything so terrifying in his life and said he thought Williams was going to kill her.
Another said he was beating her like he wanted to kill her. His knife was found in two pieces at the scene.
The victim has suffered nightmares and flashbacks and fears leaving her home alone.
She had to give up an educational course and had considered moving away. She told the court she had to live with the effects of the attack every day.
Although Williams had a criminal record, none of his previous crimes were of a sexual nature.
Phillip Tully, defending, said that it was clearly a terrifying incident and his client wanted to apologise to the victim.
He had battled drug addiction since the age of 14, had taken alcohol and drugs that night and was full of remorse.
At one stage the victim had engaged him in conversation and he had sat there telling her about his problems.