Homeless man admits raping a woman at knifepoint in a park before she fought back and stabbed him in the buttocks with his OWN blade
- Tyler Skerry appeared in court facing a charge of rape and theft over the attack
- The 21-year-old lured the 32-year-old woman asking for help to find his wallet
- He then lunged at the victim and knocked her down before raping her
- The woman fought him off and grabbed the knife before stabbing him in the butt
- When asked to enter a plea, Skerry, who is homeless, said, ‘Um I’ll plead guilty’
A homeless man has admitted raping a dog walker at knifepoint in a Melbourne park, before the victim was able to fight back and stab her attacker.
Tyler Skerry faced a charge of rape and theft over the attack when he appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday.
‘Um I’ll plead guilty,’ Skerry said when asked to enter a plea.
Skerry (pictured) entered a plea of guilty on Friday and will face a pre-sentence hearing in July
Tyler Skerry lured the 32-year-old woman near Mayer Park (pictured) in Thornbury in Melbourne
He spotted his 32-year-old victim walking a dog near Mayer Park in Thornbury in October last year.
The 21-year-old lured the woman into the reserve by asking her for help to find his wallet and then lunged at her, court documents reveal.
Skerry knocked the woman to the ground and pinned her down before raping her, but she fought back.
During the struggle she grabbed the blade and was able to ‘stab the accused in the left buttock area’, a police summary reads.
The victim fled with the dog and was able to flag down a passing car at traffic lights.
She jumped in and explained what happened to the driver, who called police.
The rapist also stole the woman’s $750 mobile phone and went to a house in Preston after the assault.
Skerry told the residents he had been hurt in a bicycle crash.
He had a shower, washed his bloody clothes and the next day sold the phone for $80. On October 21, he was arrested and charged over the sex attack.
Charges of assault and false imprisonment were withdrawn and Skerry will face a pre-sentence hearing in July.
Skerry raped the woman at knife point before she fought back and grabbed the knife and stabbed him in the buttock (pictured: blood from Skerry’s stab wounds)