Heroin addict guilty of rape

David Edgerton, aged 22, formerly of Brick Street in the town centre, was found guilty of rape at Mold Crown Court last week.

David Edgerton, aged 22, formerly of Brick Street in the town centre, was found guilty of rape at Mold Crown Court last week.

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A HEROIN addict has been convicted for raping a woman in Warrington.

David Edgerton, aged 22, formerly of Brick Street in the town centre, was found guilty of rape at Mold Crown Court last week.

He met his victim when drinking in Bank Park in August last year, with them later meeting at a friend’s house.

She had lost her house keys and was concerned about the welfare of her dogs.

Edgerton climbed in through a window and passed the animals out.

They spent the evening drinking together before returning to the victim’s home in the town centre where they had consensual sex.

However, the court heard how Edgerton’s mood changed, putting his hand to her mouth and whispering ‘do you realise I could kill you right now?’ He then raped her, afterwards saying he had injected heroin and cocaine.

The defendant was also convicted for raping a schoolgirl in Wales that same month.

He asked for directions to a pub in a village near Mold, before abducting her and raping her in woodland.

The 14-year-old was able to get messages of ‘help’ and ‘raping me’ to her mum’s Facebook page.

Family found her collapsed in the road following the attack.

Judge Merfyn Hughes QC said he was considering an indefinite sentence for Edgerton, who also attempted to rape a woman in 2009.

However, at that time CPS dropped the case due to a lack of evidence. It will now be asked to explain the decision.

The case has been adjourned for three weeks. Edgerton smiled as he was lead from the dock.

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10:41am Thu 21 Feb 13

pognoogle says...

Castrate him.
Castrate him. pognoogle
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12:36pm Thu 21 Feb 13

choperado says...

Probably never worked and now never will. Tax payer will pay for his life until he dies. Benefits, pension and home all paid for by us. Extradite him to the Amazon our some other wilderness with nothing and see how long he survives.
Probably never worked and now never will. Tax payer will pay for his life until he dies. Benefits, pension and home all paid for by us. Extradite him to the Amazon our some other wilderness with nothing and see how long he survives. choperado
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12:55pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Mr Andrew Mackie says...

Naughty boy, what more can you say ?
Naughty boy, what more can you say ? Mr Andrew Mackie
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3:02pm Thu 21 Feb 13

mr_BLUNT says...

we have far to many unwanted scum bags in this town
we have far to many unwanted scum bags in this town mr_BLUNT
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6:34pm Thu 21 Feb 13

old-codger says...

Edgerton smiled as he was lead from the dock.

Say,s it all does,nt it, He doesnt care less.
Edgerton smiled as he was lead from the dock. Say,s it all does,nt it, He doesnt care less. old-codger
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1:39pm Fri 22 Feb 13

whytem82 says...

So when you say formerly of Brick Street, you mean James Lee House? Right?
So when you say formerly of Brick Street, you mean James Lee House? Right? whytem82
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2:30pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Mr Andrew Mackie says...

You got it in one Mr Whytem82, James Lee House is the only residential property in Brick Street.
You got it in one Mr Whytem82, James Lee House is the only residential property in Brick Street. Mr Andrew Mackie
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4:32am Sat 23 Feb 13

nigle77 says...

if your mother had Alzheimer !
Would you let someone Rape your mother ?

Susie E.Littler of Truckee,Ca. let Ralph D.Littler of Truckee, Ca. 96161 rape her mother when they gave June Ann Fischer Drugs !
if your mother had Alzheimer ! Would you let someone Rape your mother ? Susie E.Littler of Truckee,Ca. let Ralph D.Littler of Truckee, Ca. 96161 rape her mother when they gave June Ann Fischer Drugs ! nigle77
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