BY IAN CROUCH
A man is facing up to 14 years gaol for the rape of a young woman at Hamilton last year.
Peter Thomas Mulholland pleaded guilty in Newcastle Local Court yesterday to what's been described as a random and predatory attack on a 19-year-old stranger.
Mullholland followed the woman down a lane off Cleary Street in the early hours of November 19 and sexually assaulted her, with much of the incident captured on CCTV.
The 45-year-old was bashed in Cessnock Gaol less than 24 hours after he was arrested.
He'll be sentenced in Newcastle District Court next week.