Teen rapist filmed screaming with fury after being called out as sex predator



Sick footage shows the moment a rapist screamed at a teenager for calling him out as a sex predator.

Shaun Bennett, 18, raped a 13-year-old girl in a woodland just weeks after meeting her online when he was 15-years-old.

He later attacked the same victim again before threatening her online after she went to the police.

Merseyside Police did not have a mugshot for the rapist as he voluntarily attended an interview, the Liverpool Echo reports.

However his face is now known after the Echo published a Snapchat video of Bennett screaming at another teen.

A judge branded Bennett, of Liverpool, “utterly shameful and wicked” when locking him up for seven and a half years.

Shaun Bennett has been jailed for seven and a half years
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Merseyside Police said they didn’t have a mugshot of Bennett, because he voluntarily attended an interview.

But we can now reveal the face of the sexual predator and his furious rant in a foul-mouthed Snapchat video.

The Echo understands Bennett filmed the clip in response to being accused of being a rapist by another teen.

The expletive-laden clip shows him screaming and using a homophobic slur, which we have censored.

He then yells: “Get Liverpool right now, I’m telling you lad, get f****** Liverpool right now!”

Bennett, formerly of Liscard, Wallasey, but now of Bishopgate Street, Wavertree, added to his victim’s suffering by denying any wrongdoing for more than two years.

Just a week before a trial – and four days before his 18th birthday in September – he finally pleaded guilty to rape, sexual assault and assault by penetration.

However, a judge said the vile teen hadn’t shown any remorse, had a “misogynistic approach to young women” and “finds it funny causing someone to be upset”.

Bennett already had a conviction for sexually abusing a young girl when he was aged just 14, for which he received a 12-month referral order in 2018.

That summer, he befriended his 13-year-old victim online.

Ben Jones, prosecuting, said the girl went out with friends one night, when she met up with Bennett and headed to parkland in Wirral.

He took her into secluded woods, pushed her against a wall and tried to pull her pants down, despite her rejecting his sexual advances.

Recorder Ian Unsworth, QC, said it was a “carefully planned” and “horrific” attack.

The judge said the young victim “said no and meant no”, but Bennett was “consumed by desire” and treated the victim with “utter contempt”.

Bennett called her a “d**** little c***” and despite her trying to push him off, he raped her.

The court heard the victim was subjected to a further “vile and wholly self-centred” sexual assault just days later.

Recorder Unsworth said: “She was, relatively speaking, significantly younger than you.

“I have no doubt that at the time, she looked up to you.

“You were grooming and targeting her and making her believe you had a significant romantic interest.”

The judge said Bennett had downed “large quantities of neat vodka” before carrying out his sick attack.

He said the traumatised girl was “too scared to tell anyone” but later confided in a school counsellor and a report was made to police.

Recorder Unsworth told the rapist: “Her bravery contrasts with your cowardice.”

Bennett was branded “utterly shameful and wicked” by a judge
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The judge said Bennett knew what he did was “very wrong and very serious” and hoped by threatening the girl she wouldn’t report him, but he “couldn’t have been more wrong”.

In a victim statement, the girl said she is now scared of boys and she was made to feel “disgusting and vile”, having changed her appearance as a result.

Recorder Unsworth said: “She wrongly blamed herself for what happened and feels she has let her family down. She couldn’t be more wrong.”

Andrew McInnes, defending, previously told the court Bennett had been physically and psychologically abused as a child.

He said his client had limited contact with his dad, some contact with one set of grandparents, and no contact with his mum – none of whom were in court.

Mr McInnes said Bennett – sitting in the dock with his long hair covering his face – had difficulty communicating and “complex vulnerabilities”.

He quoted a report from a member of Wirral Youth Offending Service, which said: “Shaun is a young man who has experienced significant childhood trauma.

“He’s grown up in a dysfunctional household with a lack of positive attachment, which has led to him existing in survival mode for much of his childhood.

“He is a deeply troubled young man who requires significant professional intervention to move away from an egocentric, defensive position and progress into an insightful and responsible approach, allowing for meaningful change and recognition of the harm he’s caused.”

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Recorder Unsworth accepted Bennett had a “difficult upbringing” and “suffered significant childhood trauma”.

But he said aggravating features of the disturbing case heavily outweighed any mitigation at his disposal.

He said: “You have shown no remorse for what you did.

“It is only hoped as the years go by, you reflect on these utterly shameful and wicked things you did to her.”

The judge was required by law to sentence Bennett based on his age at the time of the attacks, which limited his sentencing powers.

However, he said: “I’m abundantly satisfied there is significant risk you will commit further offences, and in doing so cause serious physical and psychological harm to someone or multiple people.

“You are a highly dangerous young man.”

Recorder Unsworth locked Bennett up for seven and a half years, with an extended five years on licence.

This type of sentence means Bennett must serve at least two thirds of the custodial term – five years – behind bars.

He will only be released before the end of the sentence if the Parole Board no longer considers him to be a risk.

Recorder Unsworth told Bennett to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Anyone with information or wants to report a sexual offence is asked to call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.




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