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Orpington man jailed for 10 years after attempted rape

PUBLISHED: 13:05 20 June 2014 | UPDATED: 12:34 27 June 2014

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A man has been jailed for 10 years and will sign the Sex Offenders Register for life after attempting to rape a woman.

Delroy Bryan, 48, of Orpington was sentenced today at Woolwich Crown Court for attempted rape, indecent assault and outraging public decency.

His victim had been travelling on the N47 nightbus on June 8 2013.

She fell asleep on the bus, during which time Bryan put his phone up her skirt to take photographs.

When she woke up and discovered she had missed her stop, Bryan told her he would help her get home safely and they got off the bus at St Mary Cray train station at around 6am.

Bryan took the victim on a walk and told her he was taking her to the correct bus stop, but was actually looking for a secluded place to rape her.

In a secluded park off Sevenoaks way he punched the woman to the ground, ripped her tights and put his weight on top of her, smothering her so that she could not breathe.

She managed to find the strength to fight him off and shouted for help, after which a passing dog walker came to her aid.

Bryan ran off and several days later a PCSO from St Marys Cray recognised him from images circulated from bus CCCTV.

He was arrested on June 13 and charged the following day.

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