Sex attack victim finally sees justice over ‘the laughing rapist’

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A SEX attack victim has finally seen justice served – 30 years after she first reported her ordeal.

The woman was just a teenager when Stephen Crawford took her to an area near Penshaw Monument and tried to rape her.

Newcastle Crown Court heard how she told police about the attack in the early 1980s, but nothing came of it and Crawford was free to attack at least seven more victims.

 

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