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Rapist took photo of his victim

Robert Evans
Robert Evans smiled as he was pictured outside Mold Crown Court

A rapist who photographed his victim and who a judge said showed her "no mercy" has been jailed for six years.

Mold Crown Court heard how Robert Evans, 40, from Wrexham, stripped the woman, in her 20s, then attacked her in a bedroom.

Police were alerted after a neighbour heard the woman's screams.

Evans, who admitted rape and assault, photographed the woman's body on his phone and within hours boasted of having sex with her in a text message.

Prosecutor Karen Mullin said Evans tried to silence the woman's screams by putting his hand over her mouth.

She added: "He also put a cushion over her mouth, which covered her nose, and he applied pressure. She could not breath."

A neighbour told police they had heard screams, as well as the woman shouting: "Why are you doing this?"

Scratch marks

The court heard the victim tried to escape, naked, but Evans stopped her and assaulted her again.

He was arrested the same night, and police discovered he had scratch marks on his face where the woman had tried to fight him off.

The court heard he took pictures on his mobile phone then, before he was arrested, sent text messages to a man where he spoke about having sex with the woman and taking photographs.

He admitted rape, sexual assault and assault by penetration following the incident in November 2008.

Judge John Rogers QC ordered Evans to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and told him: "These offences were committing during a bout of persistent violence in which you showed her no mercy."

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