Man jailed for 12 years for breaking into a London woman’s home through an adjoining attic before attempting to rape her with a knife
- Pullock hid in the victim’s house and emerged with a knife and threatened to kill her
A man who attempted to rape a woman living in the same apartment building by climbing through a nearby attic has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.
Karan Pullock, 37, of Hackney, London, was sentenced to 12 years in prison at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday 19 May.
Pullock pleaded guilty in January to attempted robbery, attempted rape, assault and threats of death.
On June 30, 2022, Pullock entered the victim’s home through an attic and when the victim returned home, she noticed that the blinds were closed and her dog was unusually quiet.
Pullock emerged from a dark room with a knife and grabbed hold of the victim as she tried to fend him off. He overpowered her and held a knife to her throat, threatening to kill her if she continued to scream.
Karan Pullock, 37, from Hackney, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday 19 May for attempted robbery, attempted rape, assault and threats of death.
Pullock was described as ‘a really dangerous person’ after he was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison today by Wood Green Crown Court
He then took the victim to her bedroom, tied her to a chair and demanded money. He began cutting out the victim’s clothes before sexually assaulting and attempting to rape her.
Shortly afterwards, Pullock called the police to confess to the incident. Officers immediately arrived and arrested him.
In a statement, the victim said “there are days when I struggle to get out of bed” following the harrowing incident.
Adding: “There are days when I have trouble getting out of bed. Not recognizing the person I once was. I wonder what the point is, where I no longer have the confidence to live the way I used to. To live in a city like London and be constantly afraid feels hopeless.
“I am a grown woman, who is now afraid of the dark. I feel embarrassed when I try to make plans to see friends, or client meetings and have to get around this. In the winter months that actually makes this impossible.’
Detective Sergeant Matthew Cooksey said: “Pullock is a truly dangerous individual who planned a terrifying attack on the victim for no reason other than his own satisfaction.
“I’m glad he pleaded guilty and saved the victim from reliving the experience in court,” said Detective Matthew Cooksey.
“We are working hard to prevent violence against women and girls and we will continue to remove these dangerous offenders from the streets of London.”