'Dangerous and predatory' Doncaster rapist jailed for violent sex attacks on vulnerable teenagers

Christopher Colebrook

Christopher Colebrook

A vile Doncaster rapist used alcohol and lies to lure two vulnerable victims back to his flat where he inflicted horrific sex attacks upon them, a court heard.

Christopher Colebrook, aged 44, of Bowers Fold, town centre, was branded 'dangerous' by Judge Robert Spragg who handed him a 21 year sentence.

Colebrook, who appeared via video-link from Doncaster prison, was described by the court as 'predatory' and posed a 'serious harm' to children and the public.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Colebrook plied his first victim, a disabled 19-year-old man, with several alcoholic drinks from a bar in Doncaster town centre before luring him back to his nearby flat to rape him.

The rapist attacked his second victim while on bail for the first offence. He told the 16-year old female in a Doncaster pub he was 'dying of cancer', bought pints of Strongbow for her and persuaded her to come back to his flat when he overheard her phone had ran out of battery.

It was there Colebrook raped her despite a repeated fight from the brave victim.

Colebrook told the 16-year-old he had a 'fast charger' which could charge her phone up in ten minutes.

"This was Colebrook's calculated method to get the victim away from the social group. It was his plan to rape her," Mr O'Shea said.

The rapist then launched an attack on a police officer when arrested for the second sex attack.

The court heard the 19-year-old male victim attended a bar in Doncaster town centre where Colebrook approached him in June last year.

Mr O'Shea said: "Colebrook struck up a conversation with the victim and wanted to know where he lived.

"He told the victim he was from Hull and he was recently divorced. Elements of these were fictitious stories.

"He bought the victim around 10 drinks and the measure went up in strength."

The prosecutor added a larger group joined them before Colebrook asked the victim back to his place for 'coffee' which he initially refused.

The victim eventually went to Colebrook's flat in which the 19-year-old described as a 'blur' and 'trippy'.

"Colebrook pushed the victim down onto the settee and started laughing. The victim kept asking: 'How did I get here?',"Mr O'Shea said.

The court heard Colebrook undressed the victim and raped him despite repeated calls of 'No' from the complainant.

The victim managed to escape and called the police.

When arrested, Colebrook said he 'couldn't explain' how his DNA was found on the victim.

The court was told that Colebrook initiated a similar scheme to lure his second victim while on bail for the first offence in October last year.

Colebrook bought her alcohol and said he had a 'super fast' phone charger she could use when hearing her phone had run out of battery.

The court heard after asking personal sexual question to the second victim inside his flat, Colebrook began his 'violent' and 'sustained' sex attack.

Afterwards, Colebrook said to her: 'You're not going to get me done for rape are you?'

Mr O'Shea said: "Colebrook told the victim he had been previously arrested for rape but no prosecution was brought before him.

"This could only have been a warning that he could of gotten away with it before."

In a victim impact statement, the male victim said he now 'puts up barriers' to anyone who approaches him and felt like 'everyone was talking about him'.

The second victim said she suffered a breakdown, dropped out of her education and has previously fainted due to not being able to eat properly.

She added she has suffered nightmares and still feels 'dirty and disgusting'.

Michael Cane-Soothill, defending Colebrook said: "The most obvious piece of mitigation is the fact he pleaded guilty straight away.

"I was surprised when I first met him, even before I put the indictments to him he looked me in the eye and said he would plead guilty.

"He has written a letter to the court apologising for his actions. Although not addressed to the victim, in effect he is apologising to them."

Sentencing Colebrook, Judge Spragg said: "Both these victims were vulnerable young people and you knew this to be the case.

"You sought them out in bars and gave them alcohol. Later you inflicted very serious and violent sex attacks, one of which you were on police bail for.

"You pose a significant risk and you're a danger to children and members of the public.”