Theresa Locke was working in a taxi office when she saw the violent sexual assault spread. Despite being hit hard in the face by the attacker, she continued to throw rocks and rocks until other bystanders could intervene
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A hero threw rocks at a sex offender as he tried to attack a 16-year-old girl after dragging her into a parking lot.
Theresa Locke intervened and began throwing stones at Oluwaseun Oseni after seeing him attack a young student in the early hours of the morning.
During his incarceration, the judge said this was another example of women not being able to feel safe at night.
The young girl was waiting for a taxi in Maidstone, Kent, when Oseni, 33, grabbed her around the waist, grabbed her by the throat and pinned her against some shutters.
Ms. Locke, who worked in the taxi office, heard the victim’s screams and tried to intervene, but Oseni punched her in the face, breaking her glasses and leaving her a black eye.
He had dragged the young girl to a car park at the back of the building on Pudding Lane, where he pulled her to the ground and began sexually abusing her.
Unwilling to back down, Ms. Locke then single-handedly attacked the drunk forklift driver, hurling rocks and rocks at him.
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She continued to scream until others, including a security guard, joined to help and they pulled Oseni from his victim, then took the teenager to the taxi office and locked the door.
Oseni rushed to the front of the building and aggressively banged on the window – pounding on the glass and staring as police were called before exiting the scene.
When officers arrived on August 21, the attacker was later found slumped on a bench, “unconscious, snotty and drooling.”
Oseni, from Orpington, south-east London, was later charged with sexual assault and double assault.
He was sentenced to three years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court after admitting to sexually assaulting the teenage girl and actually assaulting Ms Locke.
Some employees at the taxi rank were so shocked by the incident that two members got out and a security guard was left, desperate that he was unable to protect the victim.
Judge Robert Lazarus thanked Ms. Locke for her “great bravery” and the victim “for her strength and resilience” during the trial.
He added: “Lately there have been so many reports of women and girls feeling like they are not safe alone at night.
Judge Lazarus said Oseni “tried to hide behind the alcohol” – yet he was able to push and pull his victim with considerable force.
He added, “This court sees endlessly, day in and day out, what people do when intoxicated … and that’s not what we see as a result of intoxication.
“This is being done by a person prone to commit sexual violence against women and is extremely misogynistic.”
Ann Tayo, who defended Oseni, told the court that he was “shocked and appalled” by his actions when shown footage of the incident.
She added, “I would like to apologize on behalf of the defendant for what was clearly a horrible nightmare.”
Ms Tayo said Oseni initially believed his drinks had been spiked during an evening – but the court heard there was no supporting toxicological evidence.
West Kent CID’s PC Lucy Edworthy said after the accused’s detention: “Oseni is a predatory and violent individual who saw an opportunity to attack a young girl while trying to get home.
“He is undoubtedly a danger to women and girls and the people who stopped his attack should be congratulated on their actions.
“I also want to commend the victim and her family for courageously supporting us in bringing this criminal to justice.”
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