Rapist Callum Edwards jailed for nearly five years after brutal attack on Folkestone woman
A terrified Folkestone woman has revealed how she prayed for her life - as she was being attacked and raped.
The victim was left traumatised by her ordeal in which she was threatened with a knife, punched, kicked and had her hair pulled.
Now her attacker Callum Edwards, 24, has been jailed for four years and eight months after pleading guilty to two rape charges and an assault causing actual bodily harm.
Judge Heather Norton told him that the woman was still struggling to come to terms with her attack and suffered nightmares and panic attacks.
“You threatened to kill her and at one point she was praying for her life during this extremely violent attack. She has now lost faith in mankind.”
Edwards, of Beachborough Road, Folkestone later admitted that he was now “horrified” by his behaviour.
Canterbury Crown Court heard how the attack happened when he punched his victim in the head repeatedly before knocking her to the ground.
The vile rapist then told her he was going to kill her “and slit her throat, pull her skin aside before reaching inside and pulling out her organs”, the court heard.
“You threatened to kill her and at one point she was praying for her life during this extremely violent attack. She has now lost faith in mankind” - Judge Heather Norton
Edwards then continued punching her in the stomach and back before biting her arm and pulling her hair.
The victim tried to escape but was pushed to the ground as Edwards continued the assault- she would later tell officers she felt her “brain rocking in her skull” and “honestly felt that she was going to die”, the judge heard.
The attacker then put his hands around her throat before making her perform a sex act on him - and then he raped her.
Edwards - who admitted suffering from paranoia - later told his barrister Lucy Luttman that he was horrified by what he had done and hoped his victim would recover.
The judge ordered him to remain on the Sex Offender’s Register for life.
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