A RAPIST was filmed by his victim confessing to his crime moments after he had attacked her while she slept.

Anthony Schofield’s tearful admission of guilt was shown to a jury during his Minshull Street Crown Court trial.

Schofield, 30, had denied rape, despite also confessing to the police officers who had arrested him, but he was later found guilty by a jury.

Appearing at Bolton Crown Court for sentencing, Schofield, of Cecil Street, Bolton, was jailed for seven years.

Nicola Carroll, prosecuting, said the victim had woken up in the early hours to find Schofield raping her. She immediately rang 999 and despite him initially trying to take her mobile phone, she then filmed him confessing what he had done.

When officers arrived they found Schofield “crying hysterically” as he also confessed to them.

In a victim impact statement, the woman said she had suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since the incident in December 2018. She has suffered flashbacks and is now frightened of loud noises.

“I had hoped he would be honest and admit what he had done instead of making me relive personal and intimate details to a court,” she added.

Hugh Barton, defending, said the father-of-two, who had no previous convictions, was “a good man” but had made a “momentary and terribly serious misjudgement”.

“It was a moment of madness with no forethought or planning,” he added.

Sentencing Schofield, Recorder Alex Leach, said the offender’s character references showed he could be “industrious, thoughtful and kind” but his not guilty pleas indicated a lack of remorse.