A RAPIST who subjected his victim to a horrific sex attack has been jailed for six years.

Robert Evans, 40, who laughed as he was photographed at Mold Crown Court, ignored his victim’s pleas not to ruin her life.

She tried to escape naked after he stripped her.

But he blocked her way, took her to a bedroom and subjected her to a terrifying ordeal.

To stop her screaming, he put his hand and then a cushion over her mouth.

But her screaming was heard by a neighbour.

Evans, 40, of Stanley Road in Ponciau, Wrexham, admitted raping the young woman, together with two offences of sexual assault and assault by penetration following the incident in November.

Judge John Rogers QC, who ordered him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, said the case had a number of aggravating features and warned if he had been convicted after trial then he could have expected a nine-year sentence.

“These offences were committing during a bout of persistent violence in which you showed her no mercy,” the judge told him.

But he had pleaded guilty which had prevented his victim the trauma of giving evidence.

The court heard how during the struggle she scratched his face in a bid to get away and it was then her screams were heard by a neighbour.

At one stage he photographed her breasts and lower body area with his mobile phone and dismissed her pleas not to ruin her life and sexually assaulted her again before raping her.

He was arrested the same night and officers saw scratch marks on his face.

Initially he claimed he had sex with her consent but when told of the screaming that had been heard, he admitted what he had done.

Prosecutor Karen Mullin said after the offences were committed, and before he was arrested, it was clear Evans had sent text messages to a man he had met on an internet chat room where he spoke of having sex with the victim and taking photographs.

John Philpotts, defending, said Evans had no previous convictions.

His client’s best point was his guilty plea.

It was accepted the case had aggravating features including an element of detention.

Evans accepted his responsibility and was disgusted at his own behaviour, said Mr Philpotts.