Face of Co Down intruder who raped woman in her bed

THAT is the monster jailed for seven years for raping a woman in her own home.

Kurt Adam Mills, four, entered the woman’s home uninvited in the early hours of the morning and sexually assaulted the 20-year-old as she lay in bed drunk.

Judge Geoffrey Miller QC sentenced the Newtownards man, saying: “The fact that the rape was committed in her own home, where she had a right to feel safe, and at a time when she was in a vulnerable state , has only increased her mind of transgression.”

Mills, 29, of Lysander Park, had denied raping the woman in June 2018 and claimed they had consensual sex, but a jury at Downpatrick Crown Court found him guilty.

Police commended the courage of the woman who came forward to report Mills.

Detective Inspector Karen Hamill said: “The woman in this case, who endured horrific ordeal, showed immense courage to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.

“I hope that your tenacity and determination to bring this man to justice will encourage anyone else who has experienced any form of sexual assault to come forward to the police.

“Officials within the Police Service of Northern Ireland remain committed to investigating all reports of sex crimes. We will try to bring criminals to justice so they can be held accountable for their crimes.”

The court heard the woman and her boyfriend were attending a party at a home in Ards, where Mills was also present.

She had gotten very drunk and vomited several times and was being driven home.

She climbed into bed and fell asleep, but a short time later heard her front door open. She assumed it was her boyfriend, but then Mills entered the room and raped her as she lay drunk.

The next morning she told her boyfriend what had happened and then went to the PSNI.

Mills claimed the woman invited him to her home and they had consensual sex, but Judge Miller said the jury’s unanimous guilty verdict indicated whose version they believed.

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