"Dangerous predator" jailed for 13 years after Radford sex attack
A man who sexually assaulted a woman after attacking her with a brick has been jailed for 13 years.
Jermaine Robinson, 27, of Basford Road, Basford, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and sexual assault following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court in October.
Today he was given a 13-year sentence for the GBH, to serve a minimum of nine years. He was given a concurrent eight-year sentence for the sexual assault.
The court heard how Robinson befriended the victim as she walked through Radford in the early hours of June 26.
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He met the 19-year--old in Alfreton Road, Radford, after she told him about a man in a car who would not leave her alone in the early hours of June 26.
She got talking to Robinson and they walked off and had a drink together behind some shops. After a while, Robinson tried to kiss her neck and asked her for sex but she refused.
The court had heard that he suddenly leapt down steps and attacked her, punching her and knocking her unconscious with a brick. She came round to find herself at the top of the steps being sexually assaulted.
Robinson tried to say to her that a random person came over and hit both of them with a brick.
The woman, however, remembered what had happened and told him she was not stupid and that she needed a doctor.
She ran down the steps and into the street where a cyclist saw her and called police.
One of the woman's phones was destroyed by Robinson but another was intact and she also called police.
Robinson ran away along Tennyson Street, Radford. The woman was taken to hospital and needed 11 stitches to a head wound.
Robinson had left the scene when police and ambulance officers arrived. He was arrested three days later after a police officer recognised him from CCTV footage recorded on the night of the attack.
Robinson continued to deny that he assaulted the woman and insisted that he had left her alone to get drugs and found her unconscious when he returned.
After the sentencing, Detective Constable Kayne Rukas, who led the investigation, said: "Robinson is a dangerous predator who has shown no remorse for the violent and cruel attack.
"He put his victim through further trauma but making her endure a public trial, where she had to relive the horrifying events of that night.
"He launched a vicious attack on her and did nothing to help her. Even passers-by who were clearly concerned for the woman were warned off by him.
"The victim has showed remarkable strength and bravery throughout this ordeal and I hope that she is now able to rebuild her life in the knowledge that her attacker is exactly where he belongs and can not hurt anyone else."