August 2022

Vicious double rapist cried in court

A vicious double rapist sobbed as he was convicted for forcing himself on sleeping women – and impregnated one of them.

Kristofer Mitchell imposed frightening scenes of sexual violence on his innocent victims, who were meant to feel safe in the comfort of their own homes.

Mitchell’s victims were too scared to try and stop him during the terrifying ordeals, with one of the women finding out she’d become pregnant after being raped by him, Hull Crown Court heard.

Mitchell, 34, of Hessle Road, Hull, denied five offences of rape but was found guilty on four counts after a trial.

Two of the rapes involved one woman and he was convicted on a majority verdict on one of the charges, but cleared of the other.

The sex offender denied a further three rapes against a second woman and two charges of assault by penetration, and was convicted of all these offences.

Simon Reevell, prosecuting, said: “He committed these offences because he had absolutely no concern for their wishes or their feelings. Instead, he chose to prioritise his sexual desires.”

During the second incident, the victim was asleep when Mitchell raped her.

Mr Reevell said Mitchell “didn’t care that she was asleep” and “just began to have sex with her and without any consideration for her”.

She later told police: “I woke up and he was raping me. I didn’t know what to do. I just pretended it wasn’t happening. I was forced to have sex. I remember waking up and tried to push him off but I couldn’t.

“It was all about him. He didn’t care. He was on top of me. He had sex with me and I couldn’t move. I just remember waking up and seeing him. He was looking at me. I was trying to say ‘get off me, get off me’. I didn’t want it to happen. He called me all the names under the sun. It was awful, absolutely awful. It was quite a shock.”

The woman later discovered she was pregnant after the rape.

“I woke up and he was having sex with me. I didn’t consent to it. I was just scared to say anything. I woke up. I didn’t say anything. I just remember feeling a bit sick. He woke me up, having sex with me. I was scared of him,” said another of his victims.

The court heard Mitchell denied having sex with the women without their consent or while they were asleep.

But, he was convicted, and starting crying in the dock after the verdicts – before being remanded into custody before sentence.

Judge Sophie McKone told him: “You have been convicted by this jury of a number of serious offences. You know it’s inevitable that you will receive a very lengthy custodial sentence.”