This is the moment a sex offender calling himself “the beast” escapes after trying to choke a mother with a dressing gown cord.
Benjamin Creek, 31, on May 5 sexually assaulted the woman, in her 20s, who had just dropped her child off at school in Holbeck, Leeds.
Creek lunged at the woman and dragged her into the nearby grass before pinning her to the ground.
He tried to choke her – but the woman fought back until a passer-by noticed the terrible incident.
Horror footage seen by Leeds LiveIt captures the moment Creek ran away – dressed all in black and with his face covered.
After police shared snaps from security footage, Creek was identified by his own boss — and arrested on May 15.
He was charged with sexual assault, assault with actual bodily harm and committing a criminal offense with intent to commit a relevant sex offence.
Creek was also charged in connection with another incident on May 9, in which he exposed himself to a student at Morley.
Creek admitted the offenses and was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today.
He was handed a 12-year prison sentence.
Charlotte Rimmer said mitigatingly, “These are offenses committed when he went undiagnosed and untreated for a complex type of mental disorder and are relevant to the ultimate length of the sentence.”
“I contend that treatment, motivation and commitment will reduce risk and that should be reflected in the length of sentence given today.”
“He has shown a level of candidness in the reports and particularly in the pre-judgment report that is rarely found in a case like this and may need to address the way he acted and with the way he was insulted, but he doesn’t do it right.” I understand what he did, but there is a certain level of regret.
West Yorkshire Police Chief Investigator, Detective Inspector Suzanne Hall, said: “This was a very sinister and disturbing incident where a woman was brazenly attacked near a busy road as she was returning from it during the morning rush hour. to take her child to school.”
“It was a terrifying experience for her and we know she is understandably traumatized.”
“Investigators from the Homicide and Grand Investigation Team conducted extensive and painstaking CCTV investigations to track Creek’s movements from the crime scene and provided high quality images of him.
“We’ve had a great public response to our appeal on social media and are truly grateful to everyone who has contacted us and mentioned it.”
“It was then discovered that just days after the attack he had exposed himself to a young student on his way to school, leaving her very upset and distressed.
“These offenses demonstrate that Creek is a dangerous sex offender and we hope it will bring some comfort to his victims and the general public to learn that he is now behind bars.”