Youth (16) detained for nine years for double sex attacks on lone women

A 16-year-old cannabis user who launched “horrific” sex attacks on two lone women 15 minutes apart has been ordered to be detained for nine years.

The youth sat with his head bowed as a court heard how one of his victims, in her 60s, struggled to breathe during “horribly sustained” attempted rapes recorded by a CCTV camera on a secluded path.

The boy, who cannot be named, had minutes earlier grabbed a woman in her 20s around the neck in an alley before subjecting her to a serious sexual assault.

Nottingham Crown Court heard the victims have suffered nightmares and depression after the assaults in the Lenton and Wollaton areas of the city at about 8am on Sunday October 23.

The Recorder of Nottingham, Judge Gregory Dickinson QC, was told that the boy was drinking heavily and taking ecstasy at a party in the hours before the attack, and had also smoked cannabis.

The attacker,

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