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Man found guilty of raping girl, 13, in woodland attack warned he faces life sentence

A man who raped a 13-year-old girl he befriended on social media then stamped on her head in woodland near Walsall has be warned he faces a life sentence.

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Wayne Scarratt, aged 28, carried out the attack on the schoolgirl in secluded woodland on August 7 last year after travelling to meet her from the address where he was staying in Malvern.

At Stafford Crown Court on Thursday he was found guilty of rape, two counts of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, common assault, theft and breach of a sexual harm prevention order.

Earlier in the trial the court head that Scarratt – who was banned from contacting children – violently raped the girl hours after befriending her on Instagram and Snapchat.

He then stamped on her, breaking her clavicle and dislodging her collar bone. The girl's screams were overheard by two passers-by and shortly afterwards she was seen crawling towards the road on her hands and knees, in a distressed state.

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