July 2023

Girl, 13, raped at popular beauty spot by vile paedophile who had been released from prison just two weeks before attack

A schoolgirl was raped by a paedophile who had only just been released from prison.

The 13-year-old girl was attacked by predator Wayne Scarratt at a popular Midlands beauty spot, a fortnight after he was freed from a previous prison sentence.

He has now been returned to jail ahead of his new sentencing later this month.

Convicted sex offender Scarratt carried out the attack in a wooded area at Chasewater Country Park in Burntwood, Staffordshire, 15 miles north of Birmingham.

Scarratt, 28, and his victim had met up last August after his phone number was written in graffiti at a park.

He went on to grab her from behind before punching and stamping on her face while raping her – then stealing her phone, £5 in cash and bus pass, leaving her abandoned.

The girl was left with a fractured right cheek, broken collarbone and bruising

She did manage to alert a passing cyclist, who called the police.

Scarratt was found hiding in a hedge in nearby Malvern in Worcestershire.

He was convicted of rape in May, having claimed he thought his victim was 18 – only for prosecutors to reveal messages in which the girl told him she was a child.

He was also found guilty of sexual assault by penetration, assault, theft and breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

May 2023

Paedophile subjected girl, 13, to ‘violent and horrific’ attack

A paedophile subjected a 13-year-old girl to a “violent and horrific” attack in a country park, raping his victim before being found hiding in a hedge.

Wayne Scarratt, 28, of Malvern, Worcestershire, had grabbed the girl from behind, punching her and stamping on her face before raping and sexually assaulting her.

The terrifying incident happened in a wooded area in Chasewater Country Park, Burntwood, during the evening of Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Scarratt, who had only been released from prison two weeks before, then fled the scene, taking the victim’s mobile phone with him and leaving her unable to call for help.

He also took her bank card, £5 in cash and her bus pass.

His victim managed to crawl a short distance before alerting a passing cyclist who called the police.

Stafford Crown Court heard she suffered a fractured right cheek, a fractured collarbone as well as bruising to her right eye, face and foot in the attack.

Police called out to the incident later found Scarratt hiding in a hedge in Malvern and he was arrested and charged with the offences.

In a hearing at Stafford Crown Court on Thursday (May 25), Scarratt was found guilty of rape, assault by penetration, assault, theft and breach of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Scarratt was remanded in custody ahead of a sentencing hearing which will take place at the same court in July.

Scarratt was previously convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a 14-year-old child, and a further count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity