Teenager carried out brutal sex attack on lone jogger in Worksop park

Jonjo Elswaino, aged 17
Jonjo Elswaino, aged 17
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A teenage sexual predator has been ordered to be detained indefinitely after carrying out a serious sex assault on a lone jogger at night in Worksop.

Jonjo Elswaino, aged 17, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to sexual assault band causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Nottingham Crown Court heard a woman at a house where Elswaino was staying described him as a ‘sexual predator.’

The 52-year-old female suffered a broken jaw and had to have metal plates fitted, a fracture to her right eye socket, a broken nose and excessive bruising to her neck where Elswaino had strangled her and she also lost some teeth.

After the attack, at around 8.30pm in Eddison Park Avenue on April 1, she flagged down a passing car and said: “I’m alive, I’m alive, thank God I’m alive.”

Prosecutor Dawn Pritchard said: “The victim heard fast footsteps behind her but didn’t look behind her because she just thought it was another jogger.

“Two hands came from behind and locked around her and she said she knew something was wrong.”

“She tried to scream for help but he punched her and dragged her down a grass verge into some trees by her ankles.”

“She tried to look who it was. He kept punching and kicking her. He started to strangle her and she drifted in and out of consciousness.”

She added: “When she came back around, she thought it was a nightmare and he said ‘if you start shouting I will kill you’ and continued to beat her up.”

“When she regained consciousness again, she said she thought her trouser bottoms had been pulled up and he was gone.”

“She then managed to scramble back up the grass bank and flag down a motorist who said she was shaking, had suffered serious facial injuries and could hardly speak.”

Michael Auty, defending, said Elswaino had had a troubled upbringing and had a reading age of a 10.

He added: “He does not have a mental illness but almost certainly has a personality disorder.”

Judge Michael Pert said it was a ‘premeditated’ and ‘truly horrific’ crime.

Elswaino was given an indeterminate sentence – meaning he will only be released when he is considered not to be a threat to the general public. He will not be eligible to be considered for parole until at least 2018. He will also be on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Det Insp Martin Hillier, who led the investigation. said: “Elswaino is undoubtedly a dangerous individual whose young age only adds an extra layer of horror to this case.”