Man jailed for ‘sickening’ knifepoint attack in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 13:49 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:57 18 August 2017

Scott Wilson has been jailed for life.

Scott Wilson has been jailed for life.


Scott Wilson repeatedly threatened to kill the victim as he subjected her to a two hour ordeal that only ended when she fled her home and took refuge with a neighbour.

A rapist has been jailed for life after he tricked his way into a woman’s home in the middle of the night and carried out a ‘sickening’ knifepoint attack.

Scott Wilson repeatedly threatened to kill the victim as he subjected her to a two hour ordeal that only ended when she fled her home and took refuge with a neighbour.

Wilson has a history of violence and had only been out of jail for a few months after serving a seven-year term for stabbing a Royal Marine with a craft knife.

He was jailed for life after a Judge ruled he is a dangerous man who would always pose a threat to the public.

Wilson, aged 26, of Honeymead Road, Kingsteignton, admitted two counts of rape, possession of a knife and personal possession of amphetamine and cannabis. All the offences took place in Honiton in March 2016.

He was jailed for life with a minimum term of six years and three months by Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, at Exeter Crown Court.

He told him:”You raped the victim at knifepoint in her own home to which you gained entry at night by false pretences.

She was terrified for her life. It was a terrible and sickening offence of great gravity.

“The effect on the victim has been profound. To say she will never be the same again is a gross understatement.

“I have no doubt, having regard to this offence and your previous convictions and from all the reports I have read that you are a dangerous offender and there is no reliable estimation of how long you will continue to pose a danger.

“There are a number of factors in this case which increase its seriousness; the harm caused to the victim, it being a sustained attack with two offences of rape, the level of threats and violence, the way you gained entrance to her home and the evidence you had thought about it before that night.”

Mr Peter Coombe, prosecuting, said Wilson went to the home in Honiton at around 2am on March 30 and tricked his way in by pretending to be injured and in need of first aid.

He pinned the victim down in a chair, put a knife to her throat, and told her he was going to kill her. He raped her twice and told her he was going to make her his sex slave.

She eventually escaped and raised the alarm after taking refuge with a neighbour who had heard her screams.

Mr Lee Bremridge, defending, said Wilson had been assessed by a consultant psychiatrist at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish who concluded he did not have a treatable mental illness but did suffer from a dissocial personality disorder.

He said that while Wilson has been assessed as being dangerous at the present time, his risk could be reduced by medication and a psychological treatment course called the Pathfinder programme which he will receive in prison.

He said Wilson did not plan the attack and is still struggling to come to terms with the enormity of what he had done.

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