A man was left with a battered and bruised face after a woman he tried to rape punched him, bit his tongue and stabbed him with her keys.
Johnathon Holmes, 35, followed his young victim for over 1.6km before dragging her into the bushes. He then reportedly climbed on top of her, pushed his tongue into her mouth and told her she was “going to enjoy it.”
But the young woman punched him several times in the stomach, bit his tongue and stabbed him in the neck with her keys, reports UniLad.
Holmes then fled the scene near Cemetery Road in England, but police were able to track him down in just a few hours. He claimed to have no recollection of the evening when he was arrested.
But it was evident from his mugshot that his victim had given him a beating and CCTV footage revealed that he had spent the afternoon hiding behind walls and watching lone women.
The young woman read out a victim impact statement in court, telling the judge: "I believed without a doubt he was going to rape me. My life would have been over, he might as well have killed me right there.
"I was so terrified but so angry. What happened to me was my worst nightmare. Now going anywhere after dark is really stressful for me. I often think how much worse it could gave been.
"Even though I know he is locked up, sometimes I’m scared he will come after me again."
Holmes defence barrister said the attack was completely out of character for her client, however Judge Sarah Wright said: "No one listening could fail to have been moved by her words.
"It is clear to me that what you did had a devastating effect on her life. She is not able to continue her life as before."
Holmes admitted a charge of sexual assault and was jailed for four and a half years.