A sex attacker got a taste of justice when his intended victim beat him up after he tried to drag her into the bushes and rape her.
After a night of heavy drinking, Johnathon Holmes followed the 21-year-old woman and then proceeded to grab her and drag her into the bushes. To his surprise, the anonymous survivor fought back. She punched him in the stomach, face and neck and screamed for help.
Holmes then pushed her onto her back and said, ““You are going to enjoy this” as he stuck his tongue in her mouth.
She bit his tongue and then maneuvered her body on top of Holmes so she could put her keys against his neck and throat.
Two passers-by heard her cries for help and came to the woman’s aid. Holmes tried to flee by jumping over railings, but injured himself in his attempted escape.
“I believed without a doubt this man was going to rape me. My life would have been over – he might as well have killed me right there,” the woman told Sheffield Crown Court. “I was so terrified but so angry.”
Holmes pleaded guilty to the assault and will serve four and half years behind bars.
Prosecutor Rachel Harrison told the court that Holmes’ prospective victim declared after the attack, “He won’t do anything like this to a woman again.”