Would-Be Victim Fights Off Attacker, Leaves Him Bruised And Beaten

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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On Nov. 1, 35-year-old Johnathon Holmes attempted to assault a woman in Sheffield, England, shoving her into some bushes. But his would-be victim fought back, leaving him bruised and bloodied.

The 21-year-old woman, who has not been identified, screamed and punched Holmes in the stomach with her keys in her hand.

Holmes shoved the woman onto her back and then told her, “You are going to enjoy this,” before forcing his tongue into her mouth, the Independent reports.

The woman bit Holmes' tongue and repeatedly hit him in the stomach, neck and face before she was able to push her keys to his throat.

Two people then came to help, and Holmes fled.

“I believed without a doubt this man was going to rape me,” the woman told Sheffield Crown Court. “My life would have been over – he might as well have killed me right there. I was so terrified but so angry.”

Holmes told police he couldn’t remember what had happened because he was drunk at the time, ITV News reported.

His lawyer, Amy Earnshaw, said the attack was “completely out of character” and that Holmes was “sorry for his actions,” according to the Independent.

Holmes pleaded guilty to sexual assault and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.

Sources: IndependentITV News / Photo credit: ITV News