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Man jailed for attempted rape in St Mary Cray


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Moving CCTV from the bus showing Bryan using his mobile phone to take images up the victim's skirt

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20-Jun-2014 23:46

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Delroy Bryan, 48, of Orpington has today, Friday, 20 June, been jailed for ten years at Woolwich Crown Court, for attempted rape, indecent assault and outraging public decency.

Bryan will sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

On the evening of 8 June 2013 the victim, a 22-year-old woman, was enjoying a night out in London with friends.

In the early hours of the next morning she boarded the N47 nightbus to travel home.

She fell asleep on the bus. As she slept Bryan, sitting on the seat in front of her, put his phone up the victim's skirt to take photographs.

The victim then woke up and discovered she had missed her stop. Bryan then befriended her saying that he would help her get home safely.

They both got of the bus at St Mary Cray railway station at approximately 06:00hrs.

Bryan took the victim on a walk, saying that he was walking her to the correct bus stop. What he was actually doing was trying to find a place to rape her.

In a secluded park off Sevenoaks Way he punched the victim to the ground; ripped her tights and placed his weight on top of her.

He also smothered the victim so that she couldn't breath. The victim then mustered the strength to fight him off and shouted for help.

A passing dog walker came to her aid and Bryan ran off. Police were then called.

Several days later a PCSO from St Mary Cray recognised Bryan from images circulated from bus CCTV.

Bryan was arrested on the 13 June 2013 and charged the following day.