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16-year-old boy ordered to register as sex offender for breaking into home and raping woman

By Alexis Bell 5:14 AM November 28, 2017
Becky Chaplin

A teenager in the United Kingdom was jailed and ordered to register as a sex offender after breaking into a woman’s home and raping her.

The victim decided to speak out and waive her right to anonymity because she is outraged that the court ordered the teen’s identity be kept secret despite the fact that he is a danger to society.

21-year-old Becky Chaplin of Northumberland was sleeping when the teenager broke into her home, wrapped a metal cord around her neck, and raped her.

Chaplin, who did not know the victim, woke up and was terrified. She tried to fight off the suspect, but he hit her several times, causing her to lose consciousness twice.

The suspect then threw Chaplin to the floor and raped her again. Chaplin called the police when the teen went to the kitchen.

Chaplin said that it took police 30 minutes to arrive, and in the meantime, the suspect came back into the room to retrieve the metal wire, which he used to choke her.

The suspect eventually fled through a window.

Police collected fingerprints and DNA from the scene, which led to the arrest of the 16-year-old boy.

Chaplin said that she was stunned when the police told her the next day that they had arrested the teenager.

“I felt embarrassed because compared to me he was a child.

“I was raped by a child, I could not believe that someone at his age could do something like that.

“It took me a while to come to terms with the fact that he was 16 years old,” she said.

While questioning the teen, police learned that he had been stalking the victim and was waiting outside her house a few nights before the attack.

In court, the teenager pleaded guilty to rape.

A judge at the Newcastle Crown Court sentenced the teen to five and a half years in prison and two years probation.

He must register as a sex offender for life, and he received a restraining order to stay away from the victim.

However, the judge ruled that he could not be identified due to his age.

“I think he should be named and shamed. I don’t feel that is any kind of justice to me. He should be not have been sentenced as a child for a man’s crime,” Chaplin said.