Horrific CCTV footage depicts the painful moment when a woman was attacked from behind by a stranger and knocked unconscious on the playground.
Scoo Carl Pass, 48, is seen zipping into a woman’s neck and torso as she leaves the house at night.
The shocking attack took place on October 10 last year at a playground in West Common Lane, Scanthorpe, Lincolnshire.
Early Sunday morning, the passerby approached his prey from behind, before he said he had been ‘zipped’ in the neck and torso.
The video shows an unidentified woman trying to escape before Pass put her face on the ground, placing her hand over his mouth until he came out.
She remained unconscious for two minutes before returning to her crime scene, pretending to be a distraught passerby who found her unconscious so that she could not recognize him as her attacker.
Police believe she assumed she would not recognize him and could attack him further.
But thankfully, real passersby came to take him to safety, before he reported the crime to Humberside police.
Newell Road, near Scanthorpe, was immediately identified and arrested and has been in custody ever since.
Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct in Germsby Crown Court.
He was jailed for more than three years for the attack and was placed on a sex offender’s register for life.
“The incident was shocking and traumatic, even more so because of the level of violence used by Carl Pass against the victim,” the detective said.
Humberside Police Constable Katie Draper said after the sentencing:
“The victim has been incredibly brave and I can’t begin to put myself in her shoes.
“I would like to thank him, his family and all the witnesses who came forward to assist in our investigation, for their cooperation and for their kind comments sent to my team.”
On sentencing, Judge Fanning said: “At a time when many people question the commitment of certain police forces to tackling crimes against women, the police force and its officers are Should be commended for what they reacted to, and resources and enthusiasm were put into this case to find you so quickly on initially limited evidence.
“It simply came to our notice then.
Detective Inspector Ruth Penning, who is also from the force’s PVP unit, said: There are incidents of harassment, abuse and assault. This is not uncommon throughout the UK, and our region is sadly no exception. “
He added that policing violence against women and girls was “a priority of the force,” and that police were committed to making roads safer.
The officer said he hoped the “swift steps” taken to apprehend the “dangerous” pass would help reassure the community and alert any potential culprits.
He said there were “specialist support networks” for victims, and encouraged people to turn to the police or the independent anonymous charity Crimestoppers “when they are ready.”