Nottingham man guilty of rape

Joseph Moran found guilty of rape
Joseph Moran from Sneinton in Nottingham has been found guilty of rape Photo: Nottinghamshire Police

Joseph Moran from Sneinton in Nottingham put his head in his hands as the guilty verdicts were returned.

He was found guilty of raping and wounding a 22-year-old woman as she walked past the Forest Recreation Ground on the 10th of December last year.

She had 26 serious injuries.

Her ordeal might have been spared if she had managed to get a late bus home.

On the night of the attack the victim was waiting for a late night bus but the law student was not allowed on when she found she was 20 pence short of the £5 bus fare.

She asked the driver if he would wait whilst she went across the road to the cash point but he said no.

Friends and family of the defendant shouted abuse at the court upon hearing the verdict, which continued outside the court afterwards.

Moran was described as a calculated individual who actually told a passing police patrol that he had found the victim on the recreation ground.

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Griffin said that this adds to his arrogance:

The victim is recovering physically and emotionally, her mother gave this statement to police to read out on her behalf

"The last six months have been a very difficult time for my daughter and our family.

"We would like to thank the police, the prosecuting council and medical staff at the Queens Medical Centre for the care and support they have shown us during this time."

– Nottinghamshire Police Gemma Berry

The judge said Moran could expect a lengthy sentence for what was an extremely grave crime.

He adjourned sentencing until the 27th of July.

The law student has resumed her studies and is on her way to getting her life back on track.