Convicted rapist attacked woman on his own wedding day

Convicted rapist attacks woman on his own wedding day

Derry McCann raped a woman in a park (Stock image)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A convicted rapist attacked a woman on his wedding day - after previously serving a life sentence for a similar attack.

Derry McCann raped a woman in a Hackney park in the early hours of January 13, hours before he got married at The Vestry in Bromley-by-Bow, Court News UK said.

The Hackney Gazette reported that he stole his victim's bra and mobile phone after raping and photographing the 24-year-old.

At the time of the attack the woman was walking home, before being dragged into the bushes by McCann, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Prosecutor Kate Bex said the victim had chosen to walk around the park as she thought it could be dangerous, and was next to the park exit when she was pulled away.

She also said that the attacker used "mind games and [made] an attempt to control her" during the incident.

McCann pleaded guilty to one count of robbery, three counts of rape and one count of assault by penetration.

The man will be sentenced on April 28, and a psychiatric report will also be completed.

Previously at the age of 18, McCann had been imprisoned for life following an attack in 2006. He was freed after the minimum term of nine years was cut on appeal.