By Liz Body for MailOnline
Published: 20:17 BST, 13 February 2013 | Updated: 09:18 BST, 14 February 2013
Guilty: Heroin someone who is addicted David Edgerton, 22, was found blameworthy of the snatching what’s more, assault of a 14-year-old girl
A schoolgirl sent messages to her family by means of Facebook arguing for offer assistance while she was being assaulted in woods close her home.
The 14-year-old utilized her portable telephone to compose â€˜helpâ€™ what’s more, â€˜raping meâ€™ on her sisterâ€™s profile page on the site, a court was told.
But despite the fact that the messages alarmed her mother what’s more, sister, who in the end found her crumpled by the roadside, they were as well late to stop her ordeal.
Yesterday a judge reprimanded the police what’s more, Crown Arraignment Benefit after it risen they had missed three shots to get her attacker, David Edgerton, 22, in the months driving up to the rape.
Judge Merfyn Hughes QC said the young lady may have been saved had they caught or, then again indicted Edgerton, of Connahâ€™s Quay, north Wales, for an prior rape, an endeavored assault what’s more, an assault on a young lady of ten.
Mold Crown Court was told that Edgerton, a heroin addict, was sneaking Leeswood, north Wales, looking for his next casualty on the evening of Regal 22 last year.
He drawn nearer a 13-year-old young lady sitting by a group focus what’s more, inquired her for headings to a pub.
She declined to go with him what’s more, he cleared out at the point when a male companion of the girlâ€™s arrived to meet her.
But less than two hours afterward Edgerton saw the 14-year-old, who can’t be named for legitimate reasons, at a chip shop what’s more, inquired her to appear him where the bar was.
John Philpotts, prosecuting, told the court: â€˜As they strolled in the town he held her tightly, snatched her hair what’s more, undermined her not to raise the alarm.
â€˜He dragged her into Impact Woods where she was raped.
â€˜Despite her ordeal, she was capable to send messages which said â€œhelpâ€ what’s more, â€œraping meâ€ from her portable telephone on to the Facebook site of her sister. She got messages to her family to attempt to clarify where she was.â€™
By this time, the girlâ€™s mother what’s more, sister were looking for her since she had not come home. She afterward told police she could hear them calling her while she was being attacked.Â
Eventually she gotten away what’s more, was found by her mother in a loathsome state, Mr Philpotts added.
The court was told that in June 2009 Edgerton attempted to assault a 20-year-old school companion after breaking into her home.
In December 2011, he assaulted a young lady of ten yet was halted at the point when a part of the open intervened.
Missed opportunities: Judge Merfyn Hughes QC reprimanded the CPS at Form Crown Court after it risen they missed three past openings to get Edgerton
Then, in Eminent last year, less than a fortnight some time recently he assaulted the 14-year-old, he assaulted a lady who welcomed him to her flat.
Edgerton denied one check of rape, one endeavored assault what’s more, endeavored snatching yet was sentenced after a three-day trial.
He conceded strike with plan to submit a sex offense what’s more, the snatching what’s more, assault of the 14-year-old.
Judge Hughes told Edgerton: â€˜You must figure it out that the sentence you will get will be a extremely long one.â€™
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