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Man admits rape and damaging flat

Man admits rape and damaging flat

Monday 26 July 2021

Man admits rape and damaging flat

A 27-year-old man has admitted rape, breaking into a flat and damaging items inside, and fighting in the street.

Appearing by video-link in the Royal Court on Friday from HMP La Moye, Joao Pedro Vieira entered guilty pleas to a single count of rape in St. Saviour last year, and breaking into a flat in St. Helier with the intention to commit a crime on 10 July this year.

Having broken in, he maliciously damaged four coats, a television, a wireless keyboard, a pair of headphones, various electronic items and a pair of trainers.

He also admitted causing a breach of the peace by fighting in a lane in St. Helier on 27 January 2021 and multiple driving offences on the same day, including driving without a licence, uninsured and in a defective vehicle.

Vieira was remanded in custody until 1 November, when he will be sentenced by the Superior Number of the Royal Court, which only sits for the most serious cases.

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