Thursday, 3 May 2018

Accused Hamilton Rapist Pleads Guilty

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.


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