Sunday, October 31, 2010

Raped in Front of Her Son by a Man She Met Online

By Martin Fricker

He lured pair to flat before attack
internet predator Pictures, Images and Photos

A mother was raped in front of her young son by a man she met on the internet, police said yesterday.

The victim, 23, and her three-year-old boy were lured to the suspect's flat before she was knocked out and raped.

She had met the alleged attacker - known as "Derek" - on a number of occasions after they contacted each other online.

And she took her son with her when the pair agreed to meet close to the M2 motorway in Kent on Wednesday, September 30.

The woman then went with the mystery man to a block of flats in Sutton, South London.

As she drank a cup of tea, he punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious before raping her. Police said when the victim regained consciousness she managed to flee the apartment with her son.

Specialist officers worked with the victim to create an e-fit of the stocky predator.

And they hope an unusual "eagle design" on the spare wheel of his Land Rover may help track him down. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The suspect is described as white, in his late 40s and of muscular build.

"He called himself "Derek" and drove an old green Land Rover with a canvas roof. The spare wheel that is attached to the rear of the vehicle had a cover with an eagle design."

The incident is the latest in a series of attacks that have occurred after meetings arranged over the internet.

Last month, Ashleigh Hall, 17, was allegedly killed by a stranger she met on Facebook after telling her mum she was staying overnight with a friend.

And police yesterday revealed the trainee nurse - whose body was found on farmland in Sedgefield, Co Durham, 11 days ago - died after being suffocated.

Durham police said the death was "consistent with smothering".

Homeless Peter Chapman, 32, has been remanded in custody after being charged with the manslaughter and kidnap of the trainee nurse.

He is also charged with failing to give a new address under the Sex Offences Act.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I'm a female and I've had another female that's been stalking me on the internet for 3 years. This person has made my life miserable and I don't know how to stop it. No one takes this seriously except for me... the one that is having it done to them. This stalker is relentless and it seems that nothing, absolutely NOTHING will stop her. Instead, she has tried to deflect and turn it around on me. This stalker even sent me a link to my sons Myspace profile with a note asking, "Is this him." I am not the only one she's done this to, but for some reason, I am the one she's attached herself to. She has stalked me and others all over the internet. The particular site that this started on won't deactivate her. She has spread viscous lies and rumors around about me, she copies everything I do. Is there any way I can stop this nightmare? What can do? Thank you for any advice.