A TEENAGE rapist has been jailed for two years after his parents spotted an apologetic text he sent to his victim.
Jack Evans was caught out after his appalled father Jonathan and his stepmother Sarah Morris, both 47, saw the message he sent to his victim two months after the attack.
They took the 18-year-old student to a police station and made him confess what he had done.
His victim, who had until then not made a complaint, was contacted and revealed what had happened. Software engineer Jonathan Evans said: ‘It’s been difficult for all of us and it’s caused quite a few arguments.
‘I’ve said to him that the best thing for him is to show everyone that you’re doing your best to rectify what has happened.
‘It has been a shock to the system for him — I’m hoping being in prison will give him time to reflect.’
The court heard Evans’s victim had told him to stop at the last minute but he had carried on during the attack in January last year. Evans, of Pontypool, south Wales, admitted rape when he appeared at Merthyr Tydfil crown court.
Gareth Williams, defending, had asked the court to give his client, who was 17 at the time of the offence, a suspended sentence because of the ‘exceptional circumstances’.
He said: ‘It is extremely rare for anyone to admit to such a serious offence without there being a complaint.’
But Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke said there were aggravating features and Evans had to be jailed.
She told him: ‘Two months after the rape, you apologised to your victim and said you understood why she was upset. But that text came to the attention of your father and mother who took you to a police station. You told an officer your name and said you’d had sex with the young woman.’
Evans, who was sent to a young offenders’ institute, was ordered to registers as sex offender for ten years.
Only his mother, Deniz Stewart, was allowed in court because of coronavirus social distancing rules.
Evans’s father wants him to join his software engineering company when he is released.