Rapist carries victim through the streets before subjecting her to horrifying attack: Terrifying footage is released by police as predator confesses to sex attack on woman who was waiting for cab
- Video initially released back in 2015 as they hunted for the predator in Leeds
- Seven years on, Austin Osayande, 40, has admitted raping the woman
- He also pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting another woman by penetration
This is the chilling moment a rapist is caught on CCTV carrying his victim through Leeds city centre, just minutes before he attacks her.
The video was initially released by West Yorkshire Police back in 2015 as they hunted for the predator.
Seven years on, Austin Osayande, 40, has admitted raping the woman, as well as sexually attacking another a few years later.
He entered guilty pleas to the two charges yesterday after appearing at Leeds Crown Court via video link from prison.
Police took the unusual step of releasing footage of the attacker shortly afterwards in a bid to identify the man, who was dressed in a long black overcoat and trousers
Osayande’s first offence was raping a 24-year-old woman in Mark Lane in the city on August 14, 2015.
Police took the unusual step of releasing footage of the attacker shortly afterwards in a bid to identify the man.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been walking to get a taxi home after a night out in the city when Osayande approached her at around 5am.
He spoke to her and walked alongside her before he picked her up in his arms and carried her to the scene of the attack a short distance away, West Yorkshire Police said.
Wearing a long black overcoat and black trousers and with a shaven head, he is seen in earlier CCTV footage loitering in a car park and approaching a woman on the street.
The shocking footage was released by detectives probing the rape in 2015, but he was not caught until September last year when he was committed another sexual assault.
Head of Crime for Leeds District, Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs said at the time: ‘The footage of the victim being carried off by this man clearly makes for disturbing viewing.
‘We gave very careful consideration to releasing it and secured the consent of the victim who has been left understandably traumatised by what this man did to her.
‘I think the CCTV gives a really stark illustration of the very serious nature of this offence and we hope it will focus the public’s minds on helping us to identify and trace the man responsible.’
Osayande was seen approaching a woman (pictured) on Swinegate at 4.45am and he can be seen walking along Briggate
Seven years on, Austin Osayande, 40, (highlighted) has admitted raping the woman, as well as sexually attacking another a few years later
He added: ‘We don’t know if he assaulted her prior to picking her up. We don’t have that on CCTV and the victim cannot be sure.
‘There has obviously been some force during the attack but there was also not a lot of resistance from the victim.’
Osayande faced a trial after being charged with the rape in 2015 and a sexual assault on a woman in the city on September 10 last year.
But he pleaded guilty to one count of rape and one count of sexual assault by penetration at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.
He was remanded in custody ahead of his sentencing hearing on February 23.
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