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Man admits raping woman at knifepoint

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Thursday 3rd July 2014
Matthew David Jones

A MAN has admitted raping a woman at knifepoint in her own home in one of the 'most horrendous' cases seen by police officers.

 

Matthew David Jones, 30, formerly of Racecommon Road, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment at Sheffield Crown Court last Friday.


He subjected a 20-year-old woman to a serious sexual assault and threatened her with a knife during the attack after forcing his way into a property in the Huddersfield Road area early on March 8.


The woman, who did not know her attacker, was able to contact police after Jones left the property and he was arrested four days later.

 

Det Sgt Rob Platts, from the rape investigation team, said: "This is one of the most horrendous cases I have dealt with throughout my career due to the nature of the attack and the level of violence used.


"The fact the defendant has pleaded guilty has spared his victim a second ordeal of facing her attacker in court."


Jones will be sentenced on September 5.