Six years in prison for rapist who plotted to find a victim

Pizzey

Pizzey

First published in News

A MAN who raped a teenage girl as she walked home from a night out admitted he would have struck again if police had not caught him when they did.

The shocking revelation came as 23-year-old Curtis Pizzey, of Barnard Close, Vange, was jailed for six years after admitting the crime when he appeared at Basildon Crown Court yesterday.

Sick Pizzey, 23, even returned to the scene of the rape – three weeks after the attack – as it gave him “sexual pleasure”.

The court heard he had an unhealthy interest in “forced and violent sexual encounters”.

The court heard he had planned to carry out a rape, parking at Basildon’s Festival Leisure Park in the weeks leading up to the attack to survey the area and potential victims. After admitting to the rape earlier this summer, Pizzey told probation officers – who were preparing a pre-sentence report – that he would have carried out another rape if police had not caught him when they did.

Prosecuting, Richard Scott told the court: “In the pre-sentence report it is clear there was considerable pre-planning for this offence, and the defendant admitted, had he not been caught, he was anticipating carrying out a similar act again.

“This was a pre-planned rape and on this occasion he had sufficient bravado to carry out the incident, having not had sufficient courage in the past.

“He admitted he planned to carry out a further rape of this sort in the underpass.”

The court heard Pizzey’s 18-year-old victim had enjoyed a night out with her pals at Envy nightclub, in Basildon’s Festival Leisure Park, on Sunday, May 14.

When her friends went to McDonald’s at about 2.30am, the young woman decided to walk home and headed to the underpass, which runs beneath Cranes Farm Road, towards Ghyllgrove.

While she was on her mobile, the girl did not notice Pizzey walk past her to the underpass, where he lay in wait. As the girl walked through the underpass, Pizzey pretended to walk in the opposite direction and, as he passed the teen, grabbed her from behind.

He forced the girl to walk to a nearby muddy, wooded area where he carried out the horrific attack before fleeing.

The distraught girl called her friends, who found her lying on the ground crying uncontrollably. They walked the girl home where they convinced her to report the attack to police.

The court heard detectives left no stone unturned in their hunt for Pizzey.

They trawled through a month’s worth of CCTV footage from cameras near the underpass and at Festival Leisure Park, where they spotted Pizzey regularly parked up.

A condom packet found by officers – discarded by Pizzey who had worn protection so he left no forensic trace – also gave them a full DNA profile of the rapist.

Sentencing Pizzey, Judge Jonathan Black gave him six years. Upon his release, Pizzey will also have to remain on licence for another six years and has been put on the Sex Offenders’ register for life.

It was previously reported Curtis Pizzey suffered from mental health problems. The Echo would like to point out that this is not the case.

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1:11pm Sat 15 Sep 12

JH_123 says...

To be given a 6 year sentence when a rapist shows the greatest remorse is lenient.

However when you have someone that clearly poses this much of a danger to women in future, he should have been given an indeterminate sentence and only released if and when safe!

Sadly I don't think he will be a changed man in the 3 years he'll likely spend inside....
To be given a 6 year sentence when a rapist shows the greatest remorse is lenient. However when you have someone that clearly poses this much of a danger to women in future, he should have been given an indeterminate sentence and only released if and when safe! Sadly I don't think he will be a changed man in the 3 years he'll likely spend inside.... JH_123
  • Score: 4

1:48pm Sat 15 Sep 12

Alec Cikes says...

A good job done by the Officers who left no stone unturned, using CCTV cameras to get Pizzey convicted and behind bars for this atrocious rape.

Sick Pizzey 23: Pre-meditated rape, "unhealthy interest in forced and violent sexual encounters", who "returned to the scene of the crime 3 weeks later"...

And who didn't suffer from "mental problems!".....

One could perhaps assume that Pizzey is a paraphiliac and a sexual psychopath who will re-offend.

As a permanent danger to the public and listed on the Sex Offenders for life, Pizzey should also wear a tag for life if and when he is released from prison. Even better, castrated!

We can only hope that the young girl in question is recovering from this horrific assault.
A good job done by the Officers who left no stone unturned, using CCTV cameras to get Pizzey convicted and behind bars for this atrocious rape. Sick Pizzey 23: Pre-meditated rape, "unhealthy interest in forced and violent sexual encounters", who "returned to the scene of the crime 3 weeks later"... And who didn't suffer from "mental problems!"..... One could perhaps assume that Pizzey is a paraphiliac and a sexual psychopath who will re-offend. As a permanent danger to the public and listed on the Sex Offenders for life, Pizzey should also wear a tag for life if and when he is released from prison. Even better, castrated! We can only hope that the young girl in question is recovering from this horrific assault. Alec Cikes
  • Score: 7

2:18pm Sat 15 Sep 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

Hope the young girl is recovering well
Hope the young girl is recovering well Basildon.lad.21
  • Score: 5

2:54pm Sat 15 Sep 12

Soouthchurch59 says...

It beggars belief that some people are given indeterminate sentences for *non-violent* crimes - whilst this monster will free re-offend sooner than can possibly be justified.
It beggars belief that some people are given indeterminate sentences for *non-violent* crimes - whilst this monster will free re-offend sooner than can possibly be justified. Soouthchurch59
  • Score: 1

7:14pm Sat 15 Sep 12

President3 says...

Given the evidence and his admissions, I can't see any case for releasing this man. This is just a timebomb set for six years time
Given the evidence and his admissions, I can't see any case for releasing this man. This is just a timebomb set for six years time President3
  • Score: 0

10:17pm Sat 15 Sep 12

whataday says...

Should be locked up forfever By his own admission he will always be a danger to women
Should be locked up forfever By his own admission he will always be a danger to women whataday
  • Score: 0

10:57pm Sat 15 Sep 12

Alec Cikes says...

Sick Pizzey, you are a very sick moron.
Don't ever forget who you are.
Sick Pizzey, you are a very sick moron. Don't ever forget who you are. Alec Cikes
  • Score: 1

11:33pm Sat 15 Sep 12

Brunning999 says...

'throw the key away'
'throw the key away' Brunning999
  • Score: 0

11:20am Sun 16 Sep 12

Eric Whim says...

off with his head
off with his head Eric Whim
  • Score: 0

4:21pm Sun 16 Sep 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

Soouthchurch59 wrote:
It beggars belief that some people are given indeterminate sentences for *non-violent* crimes - whilst this monster will free re-offend sooner than can possibly be justified.
unusual for you to be siding with the victim. is there a blue moon tonight?
[quote][p][bold]Soouthchurch59[/bold] wrote: It beggars belief that some people are given indeterminate sentences for *non-violent* crimes - whilst this monster will free re-offend sooner than can possibly be justified.[/p][/quote]unusual for you to be siding with the victim. is there a blue moon tonight? beyond the valley of the asbos
  • Score: 0

6:15pm Sun 16 Sep 12

All 9 of me says...

there seem to be a helluva lot of nonces in and around Southend...
there seem to be a helluva lot of nonces in and around Southend... All 9 of me
  • Score: 0

8:02am Mon 17 Sep 12

maywood says...

beyond the valley of the asbos wrote:
Soouthchurch59 wrote: It beggars belief that some people are given indeterminate sentences for *non-violent* crimes - whilst this monster will free re-offend sooner than can possibly be justified.
unusual for you to be siding with the victim. is there a blue moon tonight?
asbos.Hm I tend to agree with you,but don't rock his pram to much,or you will get the bottle thrown at you.Or worse.
[quote][p][bold]beyond the valley of the asbos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Soouthchurch59[/bold] wrote: It beggars belief that some people are given indeterminate sentences for *non-violent* crimes - whilst this monster will free re-offend sooner than can possibly be justified.[/p][/quote]unusual for you to be siding with the victim. is there a blue moon tonight?[/p][/quote]asbos.Hm I tend to agree with you,but don't rock his pram to much,or you will get the bottle thrown at you.Or worse. maywood
  • Score: 0

8:49am Mon 17 Sep 12

AndyBSG says...

All 9 of me wrote:
there seem to be a helluva lot of nonces in and around Southend...
Apart from the fact he is from Basildon and the attack happened in Basildon, you're only wrong by about 20 miles...
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: there seem to be a helluva lot of nonces in and around Southend...[/p][/quote]Apart from the fact he is from Basildon and the attack happened in Basildon, you're only wrong by about 20 miles... AndyBSG
  • Score: 2

6:06pm Mon 17 Sep 12

Alfiee says...

All 9 of me wrote:
there seem to be a helluva lot of nonces in and around Southend...
Sorry Mate but they are all over and nonce is not what I would call it, 6 years is not enough. Give him to a room full of women he will do more than 6 years he would suffer a lot more pain and not come out of it Scum Bag is mild for him. The poor Girl will never get over this sad very sad. My thoughts are with you so so sorry you had to suffer from this horrid attack.
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: there seem to be a helluva lot of nonces in and around Southend...[/p][/quote]Sorry Mate but they are all over and nonce is not what I would call it, 6 years is not enough. Give him to a room full of women he will do more than 6 years he would suffer a lot more pain and not come out of it Scum Bag is mild for him. The poor Girl will never get over this sad very sad. My thoughts are with you so so sorry you had to suffer from this horrid attack. Alfiee
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Mon 17 Sep 12

Alec Cikes says...

In time, all the Echo's readers would appreciate an update on Pizzey's future when out of prison.
We have a right to know that a Sex Offeneder for life is roaming round the streets & could be someone's neighbour!
In time, all the Echo's readers would appreciate an update on Pizzey's future when out of prison. We have a right to know that a Sex Offeneder for life is roaming round the streets & could be someone's neighbour! Alec Cikes
  • Score: 0

3:42pm Wed 19 Sep 12

tinyone says...

Reading this has actually made me feel sick to the bottom of my stomach!
He should have his male 'bits' removed with a blunt instrument and then left in a room of rape victims. He does not deserve any human rights in the slightest. However, knowing our justice system he will get out within 3 years if not sooner and given some whole new lease of life with a new identity and a brand spanking new council house.
Reading this has actually made me feel sick to the bottom of my stomach! He should have his male 'bits' removed with a blunt instrument and then left in a room of rape victims. He does not deserve any human rights in the slightest. However, knowing our justice system he will get out within 3 years if not sooner and given some whole new lease of life with a new identity and a brand spanking new council house. tinyone
  • Score: 0

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