Man guilty of raping stranger


Today at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, Mory Conde, 30, was found guilty of raping a woman in an alley way between Midway and the High Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme on the 5th August 2010. He was also found guilty of two counts of assault by penetration and making a threat to kill and sentenced to imprisonment for public protection for a minimum of five years.

Liz Rider, Senior Crown Prosecutor and reviewing lawyer said: "Offences of a sexual nature are always very distressing but the circumstances of this case are amongst the most harrowing.

"Conde preyed on a young woman as she made her way home from an evening out socialising subjecting her to a prolonged and violent attack on a car park. Thankfully she was able to make a desperate 999 call during the attack, having concealed her phone from Conde who carried on in his assault.

"This recording clearly showed that this was not a consensual act and was one that was being committed by a very dangerous man.

"We are pleased with the outcome of today's trial and hope that it will go some small way to helping this young woman at what must be an extremely difficult time."