Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vulnerable Woman Raped by Bouncer; Sex Attacker Posed as a Good Samaritan

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vulnerable Woman Raped by Bouncer; Sex Attacker Posed as a Good Samaritan

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Byline: ROB KENNEDY

A BOUNCER has admitted raping a drunk woman after posing as a good samaritan.

Anthony Armstrong was working on the door of a pub where his victim had become worse for wear. Armstrong had helped the woman inside The King's Head, in Blyth, and was spotted on CCTV walking arm-in-arm with her away from the premises.

He offered to give her a lift home, but on the way back he raped her.

Now Armstrong, 44, of Callerton Avenue, North Shields, has been warned he will be locked up when he is sentenced in January.

Judge Guy Whitburn, at Newcastle Crown Court, said: "This is an extremely serious matter and a custodial sentence is inevitable.You have very sensibly pleaded guilty to this offence, and limited credit will be given for that when you are sentenced."

Armstrong had been working at The King's Head in May last year on a Sunday night when the attack happened.

Full details of the case were not outlined during a brief hearing, but Armstrong entered his plea on the basis that he had initially intended to help the victim and had not specifically targeted her. …

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