July 2017: Now free and living in the Heaton estate, Newcastle

November 2010

Rapist jailed for teen sex attack

Dragging his victim through bushes to a secluded spot, rapist Kevin Beak subjected his victim to a horrific attack.

The sex predator is today behind bars indefinitely after he admitted brutally raping a teenager he grabbed from a running track while she was out for an early-morning jog.

The 29-year-old’s terrified victim screamed and fought as she was dragged from where she had been exercising at the City Stadium, in Shieldfield, Newcastle.

Realising she was completely over-powered by her attacker and fearing she would be killed, the teenager decided to stop struggling to save her life.

It was then that Beak subjected her to a degrading, painful and prolonged attack, leaving her with horrific injuries.

Newcastle Crown Court heard how Beak, of Litchfield Avenue, Walker, had been drinking heavily and taking cocaine the night before he pounced on his victim, early on Sunday, July 4.

Penny Moreland, prosecuting explained how the teen had gone for a run after returning for work and being unable to sleep.

“As she was running around the track she was grabbed by this defendant,” the prosecutor said.

“She screamed and he told her to calm down.

“He forced her to go through undergrowth and a gap in the fence to an area of disused land.

“She fought as hard as she could and at some point she bit him on the chest.

“She tried to run away and she tried to use her phone, but he was bigger and stronger than her and eventually she decided in order to get out of what was happening to her alive the best thing to do was to comply.”

During the painful attack he told her she was “beautiful” and asked her if she was enjoying it and whether it hurt.

When he had finished he said: “I can’t believe I’m a rapist.”

Beak fled the scene and got a taxi to his mother’s house but he was caught on CCTV as he ran away.

Days later he handed himself in to police. When he was quizzed by cops officers saw a clear bite mark on his chest and his DNA matched that of saliva found on his victim’s body, the court heard.

Beak pleaded guilty to three counts of rape in September.

Richard Bloomfield, mitigating, handed Judge Brian Forster a letter hand-written by the sex attacker in which he described how he has lost his job, partner and baby because of the attack.

Judge Forster sentenced Beak to an indefinite prison term for public protection and ordered that he should serve at least four-and-a-half years behind bars.

Once released he will also remain on licence and on the sex offenders’ register for life.

The judge said: “Your victim suffered a terrifying ordeal which has clearly had a devastating affect on her.”

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