… cowardly rapist could not take a ‘biting’ from his would be victim
Sex attacker Johnathon Paul Holmes was left looking like this
Johnathon Holmes, 35, followed the 21-year-old for a mile before he pounced, pushing her into the bushes and attacking her. He forced her on her back and climbed on top of her, telling her: “You are going to enjoy this.”
‘The victim used her keys to cut his face and bit down on his tongue, shouting “you won’t do that to a woman again”
Johnathon Holmes, 35, followed the 21-year-old woman before pouncing on her and launching his sickening attack
A young woman bravely fought off a sex attacker by scratching him with her house keys – leaving him looking like Frankenstein’s monster.
Vile Johnathon Holmes followed the 21-year-old for a mile before he pounced , pushing her into the bushes and attacking her.
The depraved 35-year-old forced her on her back and climbed on top of her, telling her: “You are going to enjoy this.”But incredibly, the young woman used her keys to cut his face and bit down on his tongue, shouting “you won’t do that to a woman again” as he fled.
And now, her courage has been marked by South Yorkshire Police who presented her with a bravery award
Photo: Ross Parry
The victim was stalked for about a mile before he pounced on his victim
Superintendent Scott Green, told the woman, who cannot be named: “You displayed an astonishing level of bravery during this investigation, your actions undoubtedly deterred the offender from continuing his assault and your detailed recollection of such a traumatic event, led to the arrest, conviction and imprisonment of a very dangerous criminal.
“As a husband, as the father of a daughter and behalf of every woman in this city, I commend you.
“On behalf of South Yorkshire Police we recognise your bravery, selflessness and truly outstanding courage in helping make this city a safer place for every woman in it.”
Describing the woman’s actions, Supt Green added: The horrifying assault culminated in the woman being forced into a nearby hedge whilst the male tried to get on top of her, groping her and telling her ‘you’re going to enjoy this’.
“She continued to fight in the genuine belief that he intended to rape her and described feeling that she was ‘fighting for her life’.
“As a victim of a terrifying crime, her bravery throughout this ordeal is astonishing.”
Holmes followed his victim as she walked home
Creepy Holmes was caught on CCTV in Sheffield city centre, South Yorks., hiding behind walls and watching lone women after he had spent the afternoon and evening drinking in town.
At around midnight on November 1 he started following a 21-year-old woman as she made her way home from work, stalking her through the streets for more than a mile.
The woman, who realised she was being followed, crossed the street three times in an attempt to escape him.
As Holmes continued to pursue his victim she took out her mobile phone to call her partner and put her keys inside her hand to protect herself if needed.
Holmes then ran at her, pushing her into bushes – but the woman managed to punch him twice in the stomach with the keys in her hand and started to scream.
Holmes, of Sheffield, began to grope her breast as his victim tried to hit him in the stomach, face and neck while screaming for help.
He told her to shut up and put his hand over her face and then forced his tongue into her mouth.
The woman bit down hard on his tongue and Holmes began to lose his grip on her.
Two passers-by heard the woman’s cries for help and Holmes jumped over some railing as he tried to escape, injuring himself in the process.
He was eventually arrested by cops and after pleading guilty to sexual assault, was jailed for four-and-a-half years for the attack at Sheffield Crown Court.