Man Who Raped Woman And Then Attempted To Commit Suicide Sentenced

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
Peter John Drummond.Peter John Drummond.

Peter John Drummond, 62, raped a 55-year-old woman and then tried to kill himself. On April 29, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to rape, sexual assault by penetration, three counts of sexual assault and false imprisonment.

Drummond showed up at the victim’s home in Manchester, England, on Nov. 25, 2014, and asked for help with some forms for government aid. As she made some tea, Drummond apparently put a knife against her throat and said, “No more nice Peter, you are going to do what I tell you to do.”

Drummond tied up the victim, who has not been named, and told her he’d been planning to assault her for weeks while he sucked on a gel pack of Viagra. The woman tried to leave, but he caught her and put the knife against her throat again. He said, "One nick there and you will bleed to death so you will walk back into the house.”

He then raped and sexually assaulted the woman in her own home.

After the attack, he went into the kitchen and took a large quantity of medication and other pills and became drowsy. The victim called for an ambulance and emergency service workers notified police. Drummond asked police officers, “I haven’t killed her have I? What have I done? I haven’t hurt her have I?”

After Drummond was sentenced, Detective Constable Russell Clarke praised the victim. “The victim has shown incredible courage throughout this investigation and has dealt bravely with what has been a life-changing experience for her,” he said.

“Peter Drummond decided that his final act on earth would be to humiliate and sexually abuse this poor woman before holding her hostage as he attempted to take his own life.”

He added, “I hope that this sentence will help to put this horrendous ordeal behind her and at the same time sends out a clear message to the perpetrators of sexual and physical violence that police will do everything in their power to bring them to justice.”

Sources: Rochdale Online, Manchester Evening News

Image: Rochdale Police Via Manchester Evening News