Girl, 13, escaped vile rapist by climbing out bathroom window down drainpipe
A young girl raped in her home climbed out of a bathroom window and down a drainpipe to escape her vile attacker.
Alan Williams, 44, was temporarily staying at the vulnerable 13-year-old victim’s mum’s house, in Merseyside, last year.
The child pretended to be asleep when he started molesting her on a sofa, but Williams raped her and she fled upstairs.
Liverpool Crown Court heard she ran to her nan’s house – shoeless and wearing just socks, a pyjama top and bottoms – in floods of tears.
Williams, of Cross Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, claimed he didn’t rape or have sex with the traumatised girl, despite DNA evidence.
He denied rape and three counts of sexual assault, but didn’t give evidence or offer any explanation during a two-day trial.
A jury unanimously found him guilty on all counts today, after just over an hour of deliberation.
Williams sighed and scratched his head in the dock when the verdicts were returned, while the girl’s nan sobbed in the public gallery.
The trial heard the girl had run away from her nan’s home and gone to her mum’s house, but she was not there.
Her nan reported her as missing to the police and had gone to check her mum’s property, but only saw Williams at that time.
Shortly before midnight the next day – around 30 hours after she first disappeared – the girl reappeared “very upset and crying”.
Robert Dudley, prosecuting, said she revealed Williams had touched her “all over” and later told police that he raped her.
When arrested, Williams claimed “I’ve done nothing wrong” and later insisted: “I wouldn’t touch no-one what didn’t wanna be touched.”
A medical examination found the girl had suffered injuries consistent with being raped and DNA evidence, which matched Williams.
Judge Robert Trevor-Jones said Williams would have received credit if he had pleaded guilty and spared the girl the ordeal of giving evidence.
He said: “She was very upset because she was trying to get back in contact with her mother, who had gone off the radar, leaving her phone in her own home, with no way it seemed of getting in touch with her. That’s when you took the opportunity to rape her.
“She pretended to be asleep as long as she could, but you just kept on going. You took advantage of her youth and the fact of course nobody else was there.
“What makes it worse was this was unprotected sex. What makes it worse again is it happened in her own home.
“She had to flee her own home by climbing out the bathroom window, shinning down the drainpipe and running to her grandmother’s, in considerable distress.”
Judge Trevor-Jones jailed Williams for 11 years and told him to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life.