Kade Sibthorpe – from Swinton, Greater Manchester

Evil rapist who calls himself ‘The Devil’ told mum “tell me you don’t want it” during horrific attack. 

Kade Sibthorpe, 24, bluffed his way into his victim’s home – where her children were asleep upstairs – after he knocked on her door at 4.30am and claimed that he had lost his house keys and it was cold outside. 

Kade Sibthorpe sobbed in court as his lawyer told how “there’s a price” on his head in prison. 

An evil rapist who called himself ‘The Devil’ made a sick taunt towards a mum as he attacked her with a smile on his face, a court heard.

Kade Sibthorpe, 24, pounced on the victim on the stairway of her home while her children slept upstairs, telling her: “Look me in the eye and tell me you don’t want it.” 

He had bluffed his way into her home after he knocked on her front door at 4.30am and claimed that he had lost his house keys and it was cold outside.

As she pleaded for him to go, Sibthorpe replied “I know you don’t mean it” before he ripped off her clothes and smirked as he raped her.

The court heard that the victim, whose children were asleep in an upstairs bedroom, was left traumatised and went to a doctor to get a morning-after pill.

The woman initially kept silent about the assault but went to police after seeking counselling.

Sibthorpe, from Swinton, Greater Manchester, sobbed as his lawyer revealed prison inmates had vowed to harm him, telling the court that “there’s a price” on his head behind bars.

He called himself ‘The Devil’ in Facebook posts and also uploaded voodoo and occult-themed memes, including one saying: “Some days even the Devil sits back and admires by work.”

Pictures on the social media website show him sporting menacing grins with one image showing him posing in front of a horror cartoon of a graveyard featuring skeletons rising from the dead.

At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Sibthorpe denied rape but was convicted after a trial and was jailed for six years.

The incident occurred in November 2014 after Sibthorpe turned up at the woman’s house in the early hours claiming he couldn’t get into his own home.

Robert Elias, prosecuting, said: “She tried to send him away but he advanced into the house and starts trying to kiss her, pulling at her top. She desisted and turned her head away, saying ‘no’ but he said ‘look me in the eye and tell me you don’t want it’.

“She confirmed that she did not but he was in no mood to listen. He had made his mind up and was in fact smirking and had a smile on his face. There can be no question that he thought she wanted sex – but this was rape.

“He pulled her pyjama pants down and raped her on the stairs of the house. He left the address almost immediately.”

Mr Elias added: “She recalls particularised and unusual detail, such that it is difficult to envisage that she is fabricating the allegation. She recalls the suspect stating that he was cold and did not have keys, she remembers the suspect saying ‘I know you don’t mean it’ when she said ‘no’.

“She recalls small and compelling detail such as giving a sigh at the end, almost in relief and the suspect looking at her as if she was stupid. She remembers him having a smirk on his face prior to the assault as if he knew what he was going to do all along.”

Sibthorpe denied the encounter but his DNA was found on the stairs of the woman’s house.

Judge Maurice Greene told him: “You knocked on her door or window at 4:30am and you went in with the intention of taking advantage of her. She sat on the step on the stairs in order to talk to you, you said you lost your keys which clearly you hadn’t.

“You started trying to kiss her, pulled at her top. She kept saying no and you pulled her top down and her pyjamas down and forced yourself between her legs and had sex with her. You raped her and it was clearly against her will.

“It was in the early hours of the morning and her children were in bed upstairs as well. Since then she’s had to take antidepressants, she couldn’t cope with the situation which is why she ultimately went to the police. 

“I do understand that because of the situation your time in custody will be difficult because there are people I understand who wish to do you harm.”

In mitigation, Sibthorpe’s lawyer, Sarah Johnston, said: “There’s a manipulation in the way the defendant enters the home but it was not forceful and he was not uninvited. His family and partner have been present throughout the trial and continue to support him.

“He was remanded in custody and now there’s a price on Kade Sibthorpe’s head. Every day in custody will be that little bit more challenging and he faces that greater risk. His time in custody will not be easily served.”



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