A British judge awarded a would-be rape victim $557 for her bravery. He also said that her sex attacker, Mark Willis, 39, “bit off more than he could chew” when he targeted the woman walking home at 2 am. Apparently, Willis didn’t know that the woman was a kickboxer with self-defense training.
Willis punched his victim several times before pushing her over a wall and into a garden. He then pounced on top of the woman who prefers to remain anonymous in news sources. He told her, “Be quiet and do as I tell you and you won’t get hurt.” Unintimidated, the woman swore at him: “I think I said something like ‘go f**k yourself,’” she said. That’s when she tried to break his arm to stop him. When that failed and he struck her repeatedly, she got him in a scissor-grip with her legs and squeezed until he passed out.
“I could feel him grabbing between my legs and pulling at my clothes,” she told the court. “My legs were still free so I lifted my left leg up onto his shoulder and around the back of his neck. I crossed my right leg over and squeezed together as hard as I could. He seemed to struggle for air – which was the point! His head was locked down. He lifted his right hand and literally pounded as hard as he could on the side of my face. I closed my eyes and held it for as long as I could hoping he would pass out in a few seconds. Then I felt his body go limp. I thought he had lost consciousness or run out of air. I flipped him off, rolled over and crawled through the bushes to the door of the house. I could hear footsteps as he ran away, and then a car start[ed].”
Even though Willis’s DNA from his hands was found in the crotch of the woman’s shorts, he denied sexual assault. He claimed he’d confronted the woman after she took a photo of him with her cell phone while he was urinating. He admitted to assaulting her and causing bodily harm.
The jury didn’t buy Willis’s story and they convicted him of sexual assault. Judge William Hart asked that a psychiatric report be prepared on Willis before sentencing.
The moral of the story is: Don’t mess with female kickboxers!