Man Raped Woman On Beach
2 February 2018, 14:28
A man who raped a woman on Ramsgate beach has been jailed for eight years.
Oliver Cooper grabbed hold of her throat and attacked her in August 2016.
The 20-year-old, of St Michael's Avenue in Margate, will also appear on the sex offenders' register for life.
The court had previously heard that Cooper was known to his victim and they had agreed to meet.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Tania Pickering of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: ‘Cooper is a predatory sex offender who has failed to acknowledge the impact his behaviour has had on his victim.
‘After first putting her through a harrowing and demeaning ordeal, he then made her face the anguish of going through a criminal trial.
‘Her courage and bravery has been exemplary and, while the sentence cannot undo the damage Cooper has done, I hope the victim can take comfort from the fact justice has been served.’