Sinister man lured young escort with Snapchat message and then raped her at knife point
A sinister rapist used social media to lure a young escort worker to a house before attacking her at knifepoint.
Ryan Jones, 21, from Wallasey, sent a snap chat message to the 19-year-old university student asking for a ‘girlfriend experience.’
The young woman, who was registered as an independent escort, agreed to go and visit Jones during the early hours of March 6 this year.
When the young woman arrived at the house in Wallasey , Jones produced a large kitchen knife and told her to ‘shut the xxxx up.’
When the terrified woman told Jones that she was six weeks pregnant and offered to show him the result of her pregnancy test on her phone he threatened to ‘chop her up.’
Jones forced the woman onto the patio at the back of the house. He made her perform a sex act on him, and then raped her.
He ordered her to kiss him after he raped her. The woman was then allowed to leave.
Jones, who denied two counts of rape, was found guilty of both charges after a trial earlier this year. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison today at Liverpool Crown court.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court how the attack had affected her.
The court heard how she no longer trusted men and was often ‘sad, anxious and angry.’
She said she was a ‘bright and bubbly teen’ but now often sat in her room crying.
She did not tell her parents that she was raped because she did not want to cause them stress. She wanted to know ‘why did he pick me, why did he do it and and did he now accept that it was wrong?.’
Judge David Aubrey, QC, said to Jones: ” You lured the victim to your gran’s house so there was a degree of premeditation and planning. You intended to carry out acts of rape at knife point on the victim.”
He said: “As soon as the victim turned around you had a big kitchen knife eight inches long.
You told her to ‘shut the xxxx up or I will chop you up.’
“She was shaking and scared but this had no impact. She even told you she was pregnant but you were determined to have your way.”
Judge Aubrey said there were many aggravating factors to the crime, adding: “You were on bail at the time of the offence, and we have heard that the victim was happy and outgoing before the rape. But now she lacks confidence and is subdued.”
Andrew McInnes, defending, told the court that Jones had suffered two bereavements and had been treated for depression in the past.
Jones was also sentenced in relation to an incident which happened last December, where he stole an Audi which was parked outside his brother’s house.
Jones was then involved in a brief police pursuit in Warrington town centre, when he tried to evade a hard stop.
He crashed into a police car and then a barrier. He fled the scene but was later arrested near a hostel.
Jones later pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, drug driving and failing to stop.
Judge Aubrey jailed Jones for ten months in relation to these offences.
In relation to the rape he was jailed for 13 years.
Judge Aubrey told Jones that he would serve two thirds of the 13 year prison sentence before he was eligible for parole.
He was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for an indefinite period.
A woman thought to be a relation of Jones shouted abuse toward the end of the sentencing and described the hearing as a ‘joke.’ The victim sat crying.
The court heard Jones had a long criminal record with previous convictions including sexual assault.