Sex attacker told women ‘look into my eyes, I’m going to kill you’ in night of sexual rampage

A man has been jailed for three years after targeting several young women on a night while drunk and high.
Dominic Rios, 19, told his victims ‘I’m going to kill you – look into my eyes’ in June in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
He preyed on women aged between 15 and 22 who were on their own, sexually assaulting some of them and threatening to kill others.
His first victim, 22, was walking past Asda when he approached and told her ‘I’m going to kill you. There’s no cameras here, there’s nothing you can do about it.’
The woman froze in fear and started begging to be left alone but he responded by spitting some half-chewed crisps at her.
A woman passing by saw the woman crying and called police, so Rios walked off. Prosecutor Stephanie Hancock said he then collapsed and went into a foetal position before walking off.
He then went on to target a woman who was walking her dog and had stopped to look in a shop window.
Nose to nose he told her clearly but menacingly: ‘I’m going to kill you, look into my eyes.’
She asked him to leave and backed off, trying to hide behind a van. Rios then bent down and said he was going to kill her dog before walking away towards a theatre in the town.

A worker told him that the theatre was closed so he could not come in. However he forced his way past her, muttering incoherently.
She alerted other people in the theatre to stay upstairs as he sexually assaulted her saying ‘there’s nothing you can do about it’.
She managed to fight Rios off but she was groped again before he staggered off.

He then went to McDonald’s where he goaded and threatened customers before being told by the shift manager to go outside.
Rios clenched his fists and said: ‘Do you want me to smack you?’
After leaving the restaurant he spotted a girl, 15, who was about to get food and sexually assaulted her.
She managed to get past him and the shift manager closed the doors to the McDonald’s, but one of the girl’s friends was physically assaulted.
When he was arrested he slapped a police officer in the face.
He blamed his actions on a ‘psychotic episode’, saying he could not remember any of the attacks which had left at least one of the victims with ‘life-changing’ consequences.
Just weeks earlier Rios had been given a community order for biting a police officer and trying to punch him while being arrested.
Defence barrister Peter Minnikin said Rios has a ‘long history of psychiatric admissions to hospital’.
Judge Simon Hickey branded his offences ‘disgusting, revolting and frightening’.
Rios was placed on the sex-offenders’ register for 10 years and made subject to orders which prevent him contacting or approaching the victims.
After leaving the restaurant he spotted a girl, 15, who was about to get food and sexually assaulted her.
She managed to get past him and the shift manager closed the doors to the McDonald’s, but one of the girl’s friends was physically assaulted.
When he was arrested he slapped a police officer in the face.
He blamed his actions on a ‘psychotic episode’, saying he could not remember any of the attacks which had left at least one of the victims with ‘life-changing’ consequences.
Just weeks earlier Rios had been given a community order for biting a police officer and trying to punch him while being arrested.
Defence barrister Peter Minnikin said Rios has a ‘long history of psychiatric admissions to hospital’.
Judge Simon Hickey branded his offences ‘disgusting, revolting and frightening’.
Rios was placed on the sex-offenders’ register for 10 years and made subject to orders which prevent him contacting or approaching the victims.


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