A man has been found guilty and sentenced of a ‘brazen’ and ‘sustained’ attack of a complete stranger in her home in Chadwell St Mary.

Ricardas Tiskus, 39, of no fixed address, was found guilty of rape, attempted rape and criminal damage on, Tuesday, May 14, following a trial at Basildon Crown Court.

He was sentenced at the same court yesterday, Wednesday, May 15. Tiskus was given ten years in jail for rape, seven years for attempted rape and two months for criminal damage to run concurrently. The court heard that Tiskus had been employed to distribute leaflets to homes in Chadwell St Mary on November 23 last year.

When approaching the house, he made his way into the garden to look for things to steal and managed to get into the home.

At around 3pm police received a 999 call that quickly cut off. The control handler listened to a recording of the call and heard a woman shouting that she was being attacked.
Police called the number back and Tiskus answered the phone, claiming everything was okay.

The victim then bravely shouted again that she had been attacked by a man who had broken into her home. Police attended and found Tiskus in the victim’s bedroom partially dressed.

He was arrested and while in handcuffs he urinated against a wall inside the property.
Tiskus was later charged with oral rape and attempted vaginal rape.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Truss, of Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said:

“Tiskus managed to get inside the property before casually sitting in the lounge while drinking cans of beer.

“The woman walked downstairs to find him and initially thought he was her daughter’s friend. The woman made him a cup of tea and talked to him.

“The victim engaged in conversation with him and allowed Tiskus to use her toilet upstairs.

He came back down just in his underwear before dragging her upstairs and subjected her to a horrific ordeal in her own home.

“During this attack the victim bravely managed to call us and following some quick actions by our control room, we responded and found Tiskus within the property. I would like to sincerely thank the victim, who has shown an enormous amount of courage throughout this investigation. Tiskus, a dangerous sexual predator, will now face a lengthy custodial prison sentence for his actions.” He will be put on the sex offenders register for life.


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