An army commando who subjected a woman to a brutal and degrading sexual assault during an evening hours after they first met her faces years behind bars.
Sam Evans, 28, a corporal in the 29 Commando, Royal Artillery Regiment, based in Plymouth, urinated and spat on his victim and told her during the ordeal, “I love it when you keep telling me to stop.”
After a trial in the port city’s Crown Court, he was found guilty of rape, two counts of sexual assault, intentional strangulation and ABH.
Jurors overheard the couple exchanging messages after connecting via a dating app, but did not meet in person until the early hours of July 3 last year.
The woman told them she doesn’t remember much from the moment she left a Plymouth nightclub until she was “getting around” on a bed in Evan’s flat.
She later told police he repeatedly assaulted her – both physically and sexually – during a “never-ending” cycle of violence.
The jury heard that Evans ordered her to take off her jeans and underwear “otherwise it’s going to be a lot worse” before raping and choking her.
He also forced a sex toy on the woman, urinated on her, and punched her in the face and head.
She told police: “He called me a whore and spat on my face and in my eyes. It never ended. It just went on and on and on. I just wanted it to end.
“I said, ‘Just get it over with,’ and he kept laughing about it. He had his hands on my throat again.
“He said to me, ‘Tell me no again.’ I just said “stop”. He said, “I like it when you keep telling me to stop — I like it when you say no.”
As she cried out loudly to get him to stop, the court heard Evans warn, “Don’t try that again.”
Then he said to her: “Tell me how glad you are that you met me. I want you to say it
“I bet you’re now wishing you’d never met me.”
Only when a door opened in the apartment did he finally stop and say to her: “You are so lucky that there are people here”.
She asked if she could get a cigarette even though she didn’t smoke, hoping it would stop the abuse.
As they smoked on his balcony, the woman said Evans told her, “I can say you’ve never been through anything like this… I feel sorry for you because I’ve been really tough on you. I know I’ve gone too far.”
The woman told Evans her mother would worry if she didn’t go home and would call the police if she couldn’t reach her phone.
She said he replied: “You’re not going home yet… you have no idea how lucky you are – that would have been so much worse, you’re so lucky there are people around.
“You got off pretty lightly, to be fair.”
The woman told police: “I thought, I don’t really know how much worse this could have been. That was pretty bad for me. What is the step up? That’s almost as bad for me as it could be.’
Evans drove her home and was arrested days later after the woman’s mother persuaded her to go to the hospital and call the police.
He claimed the victim saw his uniform hanging on his bedroom door and told him she likes “a strong dominant male.”
And he told Plymouth Crown Court that the woman asked him to pull out a sex toy in his room and used it on himself.
He insisted his actions had been “playful and quiet” and said she wanted him to urinate all over her, but at no point did he do anything that was “rape or sexual assault”.
However, after almost 13 hours of deliberations, he was convicted by a majority.
He was acquitted of a second charge of rape as well as another charge of assault by penetration.
As the verdicts were read, Evans’ friends and family gasped in the stands. He was seen putting his hands over his mouth and nose and hunched over in the dock.
Judge Robert Linford warned Evans he faced an “inevitable substantial prison sentence” and remanded him in custody before sentencing on April 3.
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https://metro.co.uk/2023/03/09/army-commando-who-urinated-on-woman-during-sex-attack-facing-jail-18412005/ Army commando who urinated during sex attack on woman faces jail