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Rapist Charlie Montgomery, from Westcliff, jailed for eight years
A RAPIST from Westcliff has been jailed for eight years.
His victim, in her 20s and from Southend, had been walking down London Road, Westcliff, at around 3am.
Montgomery pleaded guilty to the rape and was sentenced today.
Det Sgt Chris Bradford, who investigated the crime, said: “I have to commend the victim for having the courage to report this incident to the police.
“I am pleased Montgomery pleaded guilty to the offence and spared the victim the trauma of having to relive the events of the night in question.
“The judge described this attack as appalling and terrifying.
"Montgomery accepted the facts of the case including its violent nature and also the injuries he had inflicted on the victim.”
He added: “The seriousness of this offence is clearly reflected in his sentence; hopefully the time in prison will give him ample opportunity to consider the lasting effects of his actions on the victim.
“Thankfully incidents of this nature are rare; however this case shows we will do everything within our power to ensure we put offenders before the court.”
Montgomery was also ordered to sign on the sex offenders' register for life.