January 2021

Leeds sex offender locked up for 12 years for violent rape of young woman at his flat in Horsforth

A sex offender who subjected a woman to a violent and humiliating rape at his flat in Leeds has been jailed for 12 years.

Edward Allanach left the victim with serious facial bruising during the prolonged sex attack in May last year.

The 25-year-old was the subject of a community order at the time of the incident for sexually assaulting a woman in a pub.

Leeds Crown Court heard Allanach “embarked on a sustained and very violent assault” on the woman before raping her.

Jurors heard Allanach slapped the woman repeatedly across the face and forced his fingers down her throat.

The defendant also threatened to kill the victim and she believed she was going to die.

She suffered a black eye and bruising to her face during the assault before he subjected her to the rape.

The court heard Allanach breached a sex offender order in December 2019 after he failed to notify police of a change of address.

Richard Woolfall, prosecuting, said Allanach was also involved in a dangerous police chase across Leeds in an uninsured car.

Allanach was found guilty of rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm after a trial.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, two counts of failing to comply with a sex offender notification requirement, having no licence and having no insurance.