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Carlisle rapist facing lengthy jail term for violent sex attacks on two women

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] RAPIST is facing a lengthy jail term for brutal sex attacks on two women which occurred several decades apart.

In November, a jury unanimously convicted Carlisle man Paul James Edward Beattie of twice raping a woman earlier in the year.

In between those sex attacks, the city’s crown court heard, Beattie sprayed bleach into her face and force-fed her prescription medication. He also repeatedly spat at his victim and threatened to break her jaw during a prolonged ordeal which, she later told police, left her “violated” “degraded” and “sickened”.

Beattie was told by a judge he faced a “significant” prison term for that offending. However, sentencing was put on ice when new charges relating to a second woman were brought against him.

And at the crown court this week, Beattie pleaded guilty to raping that victim twice during the 1980s, and indecently assaulting her.

Judge James Adkin adjourned the case, and ordered a background report which assesses the potential risk of serious harm that Beattie, previously of Howard Place, Carlisle, poses to females in the future.

Beattie was remanded in custody by Judge Adkin, who said of the most recently-admitted crimes: “You must know that these charges to which you have pleaded guilty are extremely serious, and of themselves would merit a lengthy custodial sentence.”

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