July 2010

Man dropped ‘rape kit’ in bid to act out chilling sex fantasy with girl, 14

A MAN carried out a chilling sex attack on a schoolgirl in a bid to act out a fantasy he had seen on the internet, a court was told.

Adam Swift attacked the terrified 14-year-old as she walked home alone through Lincoln’s Boultham Park, but she managed to scream out. Swift then ran off, dropping his bag as he fled.

Jonathon Dee, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that the contents of the bag so shocked the woman who found it she immediately rang police.

“It can best be described as a rape kit,” he said.

“Inside the bag was a large kitchen knife with a 12in blade with tape around the handle. There was a rope with a noose, cable ties, condoms and two rolls of tape.”

Swift arrived at his family home later the same day in a distressed state, claiming to have been chased while in the park.

His parents rang police, believing he was a victim, but when officers arrived they found a lock knife inside Swift’s car and arrested him.

And when his computer was seized officers discovered pornographic videos, including one showing a man lying in wait for a woman before stupifying and tying her up before going on to rape her.

Swift had also carried out internet searches looking for bondage and sexual fantasy sites.

Swift, 29, of Hykeham Road, Lincoln, admitted charges of assault with intent to commit rape and possession of a knife on March 24 this year.

He was given an indefinite jail sentence for public protection and ordered to serve at least three years before he can be considered for release by the parole board.

Swift was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and banned for life from working with children.

Judge Michael Heath told him “The facts of this case are chilling. You had with you what is correctly described as a rape kit. It is quite clear that what you had planned to do was act out a fantasy.

“From the very nature of this offence and the way it was carried out, I consider you to be dangerous. I am going to pass a sentence of imprisonment for public protection.”

Felicity Gerry, defending, said Swift had no previous convictions and had pleaded guilty to the offences.

“No-one knows why he decided to act out what he had seen on screen. That is plainly what he did.”

Miss Gerry went on to read out a letter from Swift in which he said: “I deeply regret and I’m very sorry for my actions. There is no excuse for what I did”.