Rapist put victim through horrific bite attack in his Hartlepool flat

Malcolm Mayes who has been jailed for seven years for the rape of a woman.
Malcolm Mayes who has been jailed for seven years for the rape of a woman.

A SEX beast who raped a woman and refused to let his victim leave his home is today starting a lengthy jail term.

Malcolm Mayes was jailed for seven years at Teesside Crown Court for the sex attack that even left her with several bite wounds.

The 36-year-old Hartlepool man forced himself on the woman after she agreed to go back to his Hartlepool home.

She only intended to stay a couple of hours and then go home.

But Mayes started saying “creepy” things to her and she began to feel uncomfortable, the court heard.

Deborah Sherwin, prosecuting, said: “She told him she wanted to go home, but the defendant wouldn’t let her leave his flat.”

Mayes then turned angry and became threatening towards her, before he forcibly removed her underwear and raped her.

“She was crying and asked him not to, but he went on to rape her,” added Miss Sherwin.

He also bit her to the neck, ears and the end of her tongue and she suffered numerous bruises to her body as a result of the sex attack.

Eventually, Mayes, of Silverbirch Road, Hartlepool, agreed to call her a taxi.

The female taxi driver gave evidence in court that the victim looked upset with mascara running down her face and her clothes were dishevelled.

She cried during the whole journey home and spent the next day in a daze before she reported the attack to the police.

Mayes claimed they had consensual sex and stood trial last month, but was found guilty of rape.

Rod Hunt, mitigating, implied the victim had apparently got over the attack and showed pictures she had posted of herself on the internet including her in bikinis.

He said: “This was a case where mutual attraction went wrong. And whatever the complainant was willing to do, she drew the line and Mr Mayes crossed that line.”

Jailing Mayes, Judge George Moorhouse said there were a number of aggravating features to the crime.

Judge Moorhouse said: “You threatened her. She kept saying no to your advances and then you started to bite her neck and ears.

“She was medically examined and she suffered various injuries.”

He added: “This is a very serious offence with various aggravating features.

“Taking all matters into account I think the appropriate sentence is one of seven years imprisonment.”