Chilling CCTV captures rapist carrying victim along street before attack

·Freelance news writer, Yahoo UK
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Watch: Rapist caught on camera carrying victim through streets before attack

This chilling CCTV footage captures the moment a rapist carries his victim through a city centre in the early hours, shortly before a sex assault.

The footage shows Austin Osayande, 40, carrying a 24-year-old woman through the deserted streets of Leeds on 14 August, 2015.

The victim had been walking to get a taxi home after a night out in the city when Osayande approaches her at around 5am.

He spoke to her and walked alongside her before picking her up in his arms and carrying her to the scene of the attack a short distance away, West Yorkshire Police said.

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Austin Osayande walking alongside the victim. (SWNS)
Austin Osayande walking alongside the victim. (SWNS)

Wearing a long black overcoat and black trousers and with a shaven head, he is seen in earlier CCTV footage loitering in a car park and approaching a woman on the street.

The shocking footage was released by detectives probing the rape in 2015, but he was not caught until September last year when he committed another sexual assault.

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Austin Osayande will be sentenced next month. (SWNS)
Austin Osayande will be sentenced next month. (SWNS)

Osayande faced a trial after being charged with the rape in 2015 and a sexual assault on a woman in the city on 10 September last year.

But he pleaded guilty to one count of rape and one count of sexual assault by penetration at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

He was remanded in custody ahead of his sentencing hearing on 23 February.

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