June 2020

Teen rapist jailed after his parents marched him into police station and forced him to confess

A teenage rapist who forced himself on a girl was jailed after his parents made him to confess when they found he had texted his victim to say sorry.

Restaurant worker Jack Evans, 18, nearly escaped justice over the sex attack because the women never complained.

But when he apologised to her by text two months later his appalled dad Jonathan and his stepmother saw the message and told him to tell police.

They marched him to a police station where he told officers his name and what he had done.

They tracked down his victim, who had been a virgin, who told them about the attack and he was charged with rape.

Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard she had told him to stop at the last minute but he had carried on.

Prosecutor Claire Pickthall said: ‘She didn’t make a complaint but two months later Evans and his stepmother turned up at a police station to say what had happened.’

The victim, who was a virgin, said she was left feeling ‘worthless” and unable to trust men again.

Evans, of Pontypool, South Wales, was jailed for two years and ordered to register as a sex offender.

He was watched by his biological mother, who he told he loved as he was sent down.

Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke said there were aggravating features and Evans had to be locked up.

She told him: “Two months after the rape you apologised to your victim and said you understood why she was upset.

“But that text came came to the attention of your father and mother who took you to a police station.

“You told an officer your name and said you’d has sex with the young woman.”

His father said outside court: ‘I wanted him to tell the truth, he had to do the right thing and admit his guilt.’