A teenager has been jailed for 12 years after raping a woman on Lincoln’s South Common.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced on Friday (13 December) at Lincoln Crown Court.
He had previously admitted the offence, and another attack, which both took place on the same day.
At around 2.30pm on Sunday, July 21, a woman was walking on South Common when the male approached her.
He initially asked for the time before assaulting and raping her.
Earlier that day, at just after 8.35am, he had approached a different woman on Hermit Street, despite her requests to be left alone, he pursued her, making sexual suggestions. He only left the scene after a local resident came to the woman’s assistance.
Police presence was stepped up after these incidents and the following day the male was arrested, having been seen and pursued across South Common by officers.
Detective Inspector Dave McKean said: “The rape was an horrific attack carried out in broad daylight.
“It was traumatic for the victim, her partner and their families.
“This male had already assaulted another woman earlier that day. His actions were vile and opportunistic, yet in interviews he showed no remorse.
“I would like to pay tribute to the victims and their families for the strength they have shown during this investigation, and the numerous Police teams that worked together to bring the offender to justice.”