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24 July 2018, 17:48
Corey Nesbitt targeted two people, including a 14-year-old girl.
A rape victim has told how she is "now serving a life sentence", despite her attacker being jailed for 16 years.
Corey Nesbitt, 19, forced himself upon what Northumbria Police described as a "vulnerable" 14-year-old girl who he had met on social media in March last year, having lured her to his home address.
The force said that the teenager reported what had happened to a parent, but the sex offender went on to target a 21-year-old victim in November.
He is said to have taken the woman to a secluded area, before telling her: "I am going to rape you like you've never been raped before."
Nesbitt, of Saint Jude's Terrace, South Shields, was arrested the following day, and was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court to 16 years in jail on Tuesday after admitting three counts of rape and one count of burglary, a statement from Northumbria Police said.
Following the hearing, one of his victims said: "Although I am thankful that he did eventually plead guilty and did not make me go to court, he did not do this until the day of the trial.
"He still left me thinking I was going to have to stand in court and talk about the most horrific experience of my life in front of strangers and him.
"My whole life has been on hold since the incident. No sentence will be long enough to reflect the pain and hurt he has caused me."
The victim added: "Because of him, I am now serving a life sentence as I feel like I will never be able to put this behind me."
Detective Constable Hayley McIntosh, of Northumbria Police, praised the bravery of the victims, saying: "Although today's sentence cannot take back what the victims have been put through, I hope it can bring some sort of justice.
"They have both shown incredible bravery throughout this investigation."