Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rapist Sobs in the Dock; ATTACKER TARGETED 19-YEAR-OLD

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rapist Sobs in the Dock; ATTACKER TARGETED 19-YEAR-OLD

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Byline: GARRY WILLEY

A RAPIST who launched a terrifying attack on a teenage stranger was today facing years behind bars.

Kevin Beak struck as his 19-year-old victim enjoyed an early morning run at a Tyneside training track.

He overpowered her and subjected her to what police branded a "terrifying and prolonged" assault.

But potbellied Beak, 28, was caught days later after detectives made an appeal in the Chronicle.

And he wept in the Newcastle Crown Court dock as he admitted raping the teenager three times.

Judge Brian Forster adjourned for presentence reports to be prepared by a probation officer and sex offender specialists. But he told snivelling Beak: "Clearly these are the most serious circumstances.

"I call for reports and an assessment as to your dangerousness."

Beak, of Lichfield Avenue, Walker, Newcastle, was further remanded in custody. He must register as a sex offender, with the length of time he remains registered fixed when he is sentenced. …

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