Sentencing date set for Honiton rape case

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 June 2017

Exeter Crown Court. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exeter crown court

Exeter Crown Court. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exeter crown court

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A date has been set for the sentence of a mentally ill man who has admitted raping a woman during an attack in Honiton.

Scott Wilson has admitted two counts of rape but is likely to be sent a psychiatric unit rather than jail because of his condition.

His case at Exeter Crown Court was adjourned to allow time for two doctors to finalise the reports which are necessary before a judge can make a hospital order.

The delay will also enable Langdon Hospital in Dawlish to confirm a bed is available to treat Wilson when the case returns for sentence in August.

Wilson, 25, of Honeymead Road, Kingsteignton, admitted two counts of rape, possession of a knife and personal possession of amphetamine and cannabis. The offences took place in Honiton in March 2016.

Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, adjourned his case and remanded him into the custody of the hospital. Wilson appeared by video link and is expected to do so again at the sentencing hearing.

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