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Woman Breaks Her Neck After Jumping Out Of Window At 20ft To Escape Crazed Attacker
by Steve Robson
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Source: mirror.co.uk
Crazed sex attacker smashed through bathroom WALL during attempt to rape care worker

Jemma Rixon, 20, was forced to leap from a window to escape Craig Cantwell and broke her spine in the process

<div><div><b>Crazed sex attacker smashed through bathroom WALL during attempt to rape care worker</b></div><div><br></div></div>Jemma Rixon, 20, was forced to leap from a window to escape Craig Cantwell and broke her spine in the process<br><div><br></div><div><img =
Horror: Jemma believes more should be done to protect care workers

A crazed sex beast used a chair to smash through a bathroom wall during an attempt to rape his care worker.

In terrifying scenes reminiscent of horror film The Shining, Craig Cantwell hacked his way into the locked bathroom to get at 20-year-old Jemma Rixon.

She was forced to jump 20ft from the window in a bid to escape Cantwell, 30, and broke her spine as a result.

Jemma, who had been left to work a night shift at Potens residential home in Birkenhead, Merseyside, on her own, is now campaigning for care staff to be given more protection against dangerous residents.

Cantwell was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm, affray and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual crime at Liverpool Crown Court.

Jemma, who has waived her right to anonymity, said: "I should never have been left on my own. On that night, I had sole responsibility for six residents - many of whom have mental health problems. It wasn't safe for me to be the only member of staff on shift."

Scene: The shocking damage caused by Cantwell during his attempt to rape Jemma
 
"Craig tried to rape me, and he almost killed me. I genuinely thought I was going to die.

"I knew I had only one choice: jump out of the window, or stay and be raped - or even worse, killed.

"I should never have been put in that situation."

Jemma, from the Wirral, has worked as a carer since leaving school, and had been working for the Potens care company for 10 months when she was attacked.

Early into her night shift, she was confronted by Cantwell, who had been setting off the building's fire alarms and disrupting other residents.

When he claimed to have a headache, Jemma took him upstairs to the medicine room.

While she was filling out the paperwork, Cantwell locked the door and barricaded himself and Jemma inside.

Campaign: Jemma Rixon thinks care staff need more protection against dangerous residents
 
She said: "I tried not to show that I was scared and attempted to talk him round by saying that we could go back downstairs for a cup of tea.

"Suddenly, he lunged towards me, telling me to get in the bathroom and bend over. He said he was going to kill me and called me a whore.

"I was absolutely terrified, but before I had time to do anything, he flung me across the room and started punching me.

"I scratched at his neck to fight him off, and then I ran into the bathroom and locked myself in.

"I thought I was safe, but as I tried to call the police, he started bashing his way through the wall using a chair."

As Cantwell hacked his way through the wall, she realised that the only way to escape was to jump from the window.

She said: "It was a 20ft drop, but I didn't have a choice. Either I jumped out of the window, or I waited to see what Craig had in store for me."

Sick: Cantwell chased Jemma into a bathroom then tried to smash his way in
 
Landing on her back, Jemma was temporarily paralysed and crawled to safety, where she was rescued by two milkmen and rushed to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Doctors told her that she had broken two vertebrae and fractured her neck and foot during the attack in July last year.

She stayed in hospital for two weeks, and had to use a back brace and wheelchair until she regained the ability to walk again.

Her parents Lorraine, 42, and Robert, 45, were on hand to help - along with her boyfriend, factory worker, Ste Rutter, 27.

But Jemma says the mental effects of the attack have been harder to recover from.

She said: "I had terrible nightmares about the attack, and woke up screaming.

"Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, I had to go to counselling and take antidepressants.

"I was terrified of everyone and everything."

Orrdeal: Jemma suffered a broken spine and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack
 
Cantwell was jailed for nine years also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders register for life.

Judge Alan Conrad said he "submitted a young carer, working on her own at night, to a violent and terrifying ordeal" and ordered an investigation into why Jemma was left to work alone.

Now hoping to raise awareness for other care workers, Jemma said: "I went into this job because I love to help people. But my kindness nearly killed me.

"I just hope that other care homes see this and realise how dangerous it is for homes to let people work alone.

"Measures need to be put in place to protect people from going through what I went through.

"I'm lucky to still be alive."

A spokesperson for the care home said: "Potensial Ltd regrets this unforeseen and extremely unfortunate incident.

"Ms Rixon remains as an employee of the company, and we will continue in our commitment to support her recuperation."
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Horror: Jemma believes more should be done to protect care workers

A crazed sex beast used a chair to smash through a bathroom wall during an attempt to rape his care worker.

In terrifying scenes reminiscent of horror film The Shining, Craig Cantwell hacked his way into the locked bathroom to get at 20-year-old Jemma Rixon.

She was forced to jump 20ft from the window in a bid to escape Cantwell, 30, and broke her spine as a result.

Jemma, who had been left to work a night shift at Potens residential home in Birkenhead, Merseyside, on her own, is now campaigning for care staff to be given more protection against dangerous residents.

Cantwell was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm, affray and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual crime at Liverpool Crown Court.

Jemma, who has waived her right to anonymity, said: "I should never have been left on my own. On that night, I had sole responsibility for six residents - many of whom have mental health problems. It wasn't safe for me to be the only member of staff on shift."

<div><div><b>Crazed sex attacker smashed through bathroom WALL during attempt to rape care worker</b></div><div><br></div></div>Jemma Rixon, 20, was forced to leap from a window to escape Craig Cantwell and broke her spine in the process<br><div><br></div><div><img =
Horror: Jemma believes more should be done to protect care workers

A crazed sex beast used a chair to smash through a bathroom wall during an attempt to rape his care worker.

In terrifying scenes reminiscent of horror film The Shining, Craig Cantwell hacked his way into the locked bathroom to get at 20-year-old Jemma Rixon.

She was forced to jump 20ft from the window in a bid to escape Cantwell, 30, and broke her spine as a result.

Jemma, who had been left to work a night shift at Potens residential home in Birkenhead, Merseyside, on her own, is now campaigning for care staff to be given more protection against dangerous residents.

Cantwell was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm, affray and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual crime at Liverpool Crown Court.

Jemma, who has waived her right to anonymity, said: "I should never have been left on my own. On that night, I had sole responsibility for six residents - many of whom have mental health problems. It wasn't safe for me to be the only member of staff on shift."

Scene: The shocking damage caused by Cantwell during his attempt to rape Jemma
 
"Craig tried to rape me, and he almost killed me. I genuinely thought I was going to die.

"I knew I had only one choice: jump out of the window, or stay and be raped - or even worse, killed.

"I should never have been put in that situation."

Jemma, from the Wirral, has worked as a carer since leaving school, and had been working for the Potens care company for 10 months when she was attacked.

Early into her night shift, she was confronted by Cantwell, who had been setting off the building's fire alarms and disrupting other residents.

When he claimed to have a headache, Jemma took him upstairs to the medicine room.

While she was filling out the paperwork, Cantwell locked the door and barricaded himself and Jemma inside.

Campaign: Jemma Rixon thinks care staff need more protection against dangerous residents
 
She said: "I tried not to show that I was scared and attempted to talk him round by saying that we could go back downstairs for a cup of tea.

"Suddenly, he lunged towards me, telling me to get in the bathroom and bend over. He said he was going to kill me and called me a whore.

"I was absolutely terrified, but before I had time to do anything, he flung me across the room and started punching me.

"I scratched at his neck to fight him off, and then I ran into the bathroom and locked myself in.

"I thought I was safe, but as I tried to call the police, he started bashing his way through the wall using a chair."

As Cantwell hacked his way through the wall, she realised that the only way to escape was to jump from the window.

She said: "It was a 20ft drop, but I didn't have a choice. Either I jumped out of the window, or I waited to see what Craig had in store for me."

Sick: Cantwell chased Jemma into a bathroom then tried to smash his way in
 
Landing on her back, Jemma was temporarily paralysed and crawled to safety, where she was rescued by two milkmen and rushed to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Doctors told her that she had broken two vertebrae and fractured her neck and foot during the attack in July last year.

She stayed in hospital for two weeks, and had to use a back brace and wheelchair until she regained the ability to walk again.

Her parents Lorraine, 42, and Robert, 45, were on hand to help - along with her boyfriend, factory worker, Ste Rutter, 27.

But Jemma says the mental effects of the attack have been harder to recover from.

She said: "I had terrible nightmares about the attack, and woke up screaming.

"Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, I had to go to counselling and take antidepressants.

"I was terrified of everyone and everything."

Orrdeal: Jemma suffered a broken spine and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack
 
Cantwell was jailed for nine years also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders register for life.

Judge Alan Conrad said he "submitted a young carer, working on her own at night, to a violent and terrifying ordeal" and ordered an investigation into why Jemma was left to work alone.

Now hoping to raise awareness for other care workers, Jemma said: "I went into this job because I love to help people. But my kindness nearly killed me.

"I just hope that other care homes see this and realise how dangerous it is for homes to let people work alone.

"Measures need to be put in place to protect people from going through what I went through.

"I'm lucky to still be alive."

A spokesperson for the care home said: "Potensial Ltd regrets this unforeseen and extremely unfortunate incident.

"Ms Rixon remains as an employee of the company, and we will continue in our commitment to support her recuperation."
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Scene: The shocking damage caused by Cantwell during his attempt to rape Jemma
 
"Craig tried to rape me, and he almost killed me. I genuinely thought I was going to die.

"I knew I had only one choice: jump out of the window, or stay and be raped - or even worse, killed.

"I should never have been put in that situation."

Jemma, from the Wirral, has worked as a carer since leaving school, and had been working for the Potens care company for 10 months when she was attacked.

Early into her night shift, she was confronted by Cantwell, who had been setting off the building's fire alarms and disrupting other residents.

When he claimed to have a headache, Jemma took him upstairs to the medicine room.

While she was filling out the paperwork, Cantwell locked the door and barricaded himself and Jemma inside.

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Horror: Jemma believes more should be done to protect care workers

A crazed sex beast used a chair to smash through a bathroom wall during an attempt to rape his care worker.

In terrifying scenes reminiscent of horror film The Shining, Craig Cantwell hacked his way into the locked bathroom to get at 20-year-old Jemma Rixon.

She was forced to jump 20ft from the window in a bid to escape Cantwell, 30, and broke her spine as a result.

Jemma, who had been left to work a night shift at Potens residential home in Birkenhead, Merseyside, on her own, is now campaigning for care staff to be given more protection against dangerous residents.

Cantwell was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm, affray and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual crime at Liverpool Crown Court.

Jemma, who has waived her right to anonymity, said: "I should never have been left on my own. On that night, I had sole responsibility for six residents - many of whom have mental health problems. It wasn't safe for me to be the only member of staff on shift."

Scene: The shocking damage caused by Cantwell during his attempt to rape Jemma
 
"Craig tried to rape me, and he almost killed me. I genuinely thought I was going to die.

"I knew I had only one choice: jump out of the window, or stay and be raped - or even worse, killed.

"I should never have been put in that situation."

Jemma, from the Wirral, has worked as a carer since leaving school, and had been working for the Potens care company for 10 months when she was attacked.

Early into her night shift, she was confronted by Cantwell, who had been setting off the building's fire alarms and disrupting other residents.

When he claimed to have a headache, Jemma took him upstairs to the medicine room.

While she was filling out the paperwork, Cantwell locked the door and barricaded himself and Jemma inside.

Campaign: Jemma Rixon thinks care staff need more protection against dangerous residents
 
She said: "I tried not to show that I was scared and attempted to talk him round by saying that we could go back downstairs for a cup of tea.

"Suddenly, he lunged towards me, telling me to get in the bathroom and bend over. He said he was going to kill me and called me a whore.

"I was absolutely terrified, but before I had time to do anything, he flung me across the room and started punching me.

"I scratched at his neck to fight him off, and then I ran into the bathroom and locked myself in.

"I thought I was safe, but as I tried to call the police, he started bashing his way through the wall using a chair."

As Cantwell hacked his way through the wall, she realised that the only way to escape was to jump from the window.

She said: "It was a 20ft drop, but I didn't have a choice. Either I jumped out of the window, or I waited to see what Craig had in store for me."

Sick: Cantwell chased Jemma into a bathroom then tried to smash his way in
 
Landing on her back, Jemma was temporarily paralysed and crawled to safety, where she was rescued by two milkmen and rushed to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Doctors told her that she had broken two vertebrae and fractured her neck and foot during the attack in July last year.

She stayed in hospital for two weeks, and had to use a back brace and wheelchair until she regained the ability to walk again.

Her parents Lorraine, 42, and Robert, 45, were on hand to help - along with her boyfriend, factory worker, Ste Rutter, 27.

But Jemma says the mental effects of the attack have been harder to recover from.

She said: "I had terrible nightmares about the attack, and woke up screaming.

"Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, I had to go to counselling and take antidepressants.

"I was terrified of everyone and everything."

Orrdeal: Jemma suffered a broken spine and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack
 
Cantwell was jailed for nine years also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders register for life.

Judge Alan Conrad said he "submitted a young carer, working on her own at night, to a violent and terrifying ordeal" and ordered an investigation into why Jemma was left to work alone.

Now hoping to raise awareness for other care workers, Jemma said: "I went into this job because I love to help people. But my kindness nearly killed me.

"I just hope that other care homes see this and realise how dangerous it is for homes to let people work alone.

"Measures need to be put in place to protect people from going through what I went through.

"I'm lucky to still be alive."

A spokesperson for the care home said: "Potensial Ltd regrets this unforeseen and extremely unfortunate incident.

"Ms Rixon remains as an employee of the company, and we will continue in our commitment to support her recuperation."
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Campaign: Jemma Rixon thinks care staff need more protection against dangerous residents
 
She said: "I tried not to show that I was scared and attempted to talk him round by saying that we could go back downstairs for a cup of tea.

"Suddenly, he lunged towards me, telling me to get in the bathroom and bend over. He said he was going to kill me and called me a whore.

"I was absolutely terrified, but before I had time to do anything, he flung me across the room and started punching me.

"I scratched at his neck to fight him off, and then I ran into the bathroom and locked myself in.

"I thought I was safe, but as I tried to call the police, he started bashing his way through the wall using a chair."

As Cantwell hacked his way through the wall, she realised that the only way to escape was to jump from the window.

She said: "It was a 20ft drop, but I didn't have a choice. Either I jumped out of the window, or I waited to see what Craig had in store for me."

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Horror: Jemma believes more should be done to protect care workers

A crazed sex beast used a chair to smash through a bathroom wall during an attempt to rape his care worker.

In terrifying scenes reminiscent of horror film The Shining, Craig Cantwell hacked his way into the locked bathroom to get at 20-year-old Jemma Rixon.

She was forced to jump 20ft from the window in a bid to escape Cantwell, 30, and broke her spine as a result.

Jemma, who had been left to work a night shift at Potens residential home in Birkenhead, Merseyside, on her own, is now campaigning for care staff to be given more protection against dangerous residents.

Cantwell was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm, affray and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual crime at Liverpool Crown Court.

Jemma, who has waived her right to anonymity, said: "I should never have been left on my own. On that night, I had sole responsibility for six residents - many of whom have mental health problems. It wasn't safe for me to be the only member of staff on shift."

Scene: The shocking damage caused by Cantwell during his attempt to rape Jemma
 
"Craig tried to rape me, and he almost killed me. I genuinely thought I was going to die.

"I knew I had only one choice: jump out of the window, or stay and be raped - or even worse, killed.

"I should never have been put in that situation."

Jemma, from the Wirral, has worked as a carer since leaving school, and had been working for the Potens care company for 10 months when she was attacked.

Early into her night shift, she was confronted by Cantwell, who had been setting off the building's fire alarms and disrupting other residents.

When he claimed to have a headache, Jemma took him upstairs to the medicine room.

While she was filling out the paperwork, Cantwell locked the door and barricaded himself and Jemma inside.

Campaign: Jemma Rixon thinks care staff need more protection against dangerous residents
 
She said: "I tried not to show that I was scared and attempted to talk him round by saying that we could go back downstairs for a cup of tea.

"Suddenly, he lunged towards me, telling me to get in the bathroom and bend over. He said he was going to kill me and called me a whore.

"I was absolutely terrified, but before I had time to do anything, he flung me across the room and started punching me.

"I scratched at his neck to fight him off, and then I ran into the bathroom and locked myself in.

"I thought I was safe, but as I tried to call the police, he started bashing his way through the wall using a chair."

As Cantwell hacked his way through the wall, she realised that the only way to escape was to jump from the window.

She said: "It was a 20ft drop, but I didn't have a choice. Either I jumped out of the window, or I waited to see what Craig had in store for me."

Sick: Cantwell chased Jemma into a bathroom then tried to smash his way in
 
Landing on her back, Jemma was temporarily paralysed and crawled to safety, where she was rescued by two milkmen and rushed to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Doctors told her that she had broken two vertebrae and fractured her neck and foot during the attack in July last year.

She stayed in hospital for two weeks, and had to use a back brace and wheelchair until she regained the ability to walk again.

Her parents Lorraine, 42, and Robert, 45, were on hand to help - along with her boyfriend, factory worker, Ste Rutter, 27.

But Jemma says the mental effects of the attack have been harder to recover from.

She said: "I had terrible nightmares about the attack, and woke up screaming.

"Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, I had to go to counselling and take antidepressants.

"I was terrified of everyone and everything."

Orrdeal: Jemma suffered a broken spine and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack
 
Cantwell was jailed for nine years also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders register for life.

Judge Alan Conrad said he "submitted a young carer, working on her own at night, to a violent and terrifying ordeal" and ordered an investigation into why Jemma was left to work alone.

Now hoping to raise awareness for other care workers, Jemma said: "I went into this job because I love to help people. But my kindness nearly killed me.

"I just hope that other care homes see this and realise how dangerous it is for homes to let people work alone.

"Measures need to be put in place to protect people from going through what I went through.

"I'm lucky to still be alive."

A spokesperson for the care home said: "Potensial Ltd regrets this unforeseen and extremely unfortunate incident.

"Ms Rixon remains as an employee of the company, and we will continue in our commitment to support her recuperation."
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Sick: Cantwell chased Jemma into a bathroom then tried to smash his way in
 
Landing on her back, Jemma was temporarily paralysed and crawled to safety, where she was rescued by two milkmen and rushed to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Doctors told her that she had broken two vertebrae and fractured her neck and foot during the attack in July last year.

She stayed in hospital for two weeks, and had to use a back brace and wheelchair until she regained the ability to walk again.

Her parents Lorraine, 42, and Robert, 45, were on hand to help - along with her boyfriend, factory worker, Ste Rutter, 27.

But Jemma says the mental effects of the attack have been harder to recover from.

She said: "I had terrible nightmares about the attack, and woke up screaming.

"Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, I had to go to counselling and take antidepressants.

"I was terrified of everyone and everything."

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Horror: Jemma believes more should be done to protect care workers

A crazed sex beast used a chair to smash through a bathroom wall during an attempt to rape his care worker.

In terrifying scenes reminiscent of horror film The Shining, Craig Cantwell hacked his way into the locked bathroom to get at 20-year-old Jemma Rixon.

She was forced to jump 20ft from the window in a bid to escape Cantwell, 30, and broke her spine as a result.

Jemma, who had been left to work a night shift at Potens residential home in Birkenhead, Merseyside, on her own, is now campaigning for care staff to be given more protection against dangerous residents.

Cantwell was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm, affray and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual crime at Liverpool Crown Court.

Jemma, who has waived her right to anonymity, said: "I should never have been left on my own. On that night, I had sole responsibility for six residents - many of whom have mental health problems. It wasn't safe for me to be the only member of staff on shift."

Scene: The shocking damage caused by Cantwell during his attempt to rape Jemma
 
"Craig tried to rape me, and he almost killed me. I genuinely thought I was going to die.

"I knew I had only one choice: jump out of the window, or stay and be raped - or even worse, killed.

"I should never have been put in that situation."

Jemma, from the Wirral, has worked as a carer since leaving school, and had been working for the Potens care company for 10 months when she was attacked.

Early into her night shift, she was confronted by Cantwell, who had been setting off the building's fire alarms and disrupting other residents.

When he claimed to have a headache, Jemma took him upstairs to the medicine room.

While she was filling out the paperwork, Cantwell locked the door and barricaded himself and Jemma inside.

Campaign: Jemma Rixon thinks care staff need more protection against dangerous residents
 
She said: "I tried not to show that I was scared and attempted to talk him round by saying that we could go back downstairs for a cup of tea.

"Suddenly, he lunged towards me, telling me to get in the bathroom and bend over. He said he was going to kill me and called me a whore.

"I was absolutely terrified, but before I had time to do anything, he flung me across the room and started punching me.

"I scratched at his neck to fight him off, and then I ran into the bathroom and locked myself in.

"I thought I was safe, but as I tried to call the police, he started bashing his way through the wall using a chair."

As Cantwell hacked his way through the wall, she realised that the only way to escape was to jump from the window.

She said: "It was a 20ft drop, but I didn't have a choice. Either I jumped out of the window, or I waited to see what Craig had in store for me."

Sick: Cantwell chased Jemma into a bathroom then tried to smash his way in
 
Landing on her back, Jemma was temporarily paralysed and crawled to safety, where she was rescued by two milkmen and rushed to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Doctors told her that she had broken two vertebrae and fractured her neck and foot during the attack in July last year.

She stayed in hospital for two weeks, and had to use a back brace and wheelchair until she regained the ability to walk again.

Her parents Lorraine, 42, and Robert, 45, were on hand to help - along with her boyfriend, factory worker, Ste Rutter, 27.

But Jemma says the mental effects of the attack have been harder to recover from.

She said: "I had terrible nightmares about the attack, and woke up screaming.

"Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, I had to go to counselling and take antidepressants.

"I was terrified of everyone and everything."

Orrdeal: Jemma suffered a broken spine and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack
 
Cantwell was jailed for nine years also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders register for life.

Judge Alan Conrad said he "submitted a young carer, working on her own at night, to a violent and terrifying ordeal" and ordered an investigation into why Jemma was left to work alone.

Now hoping to raise awareness for other care workers, Jemma said: "I went into this job because I love to help people. But my kindness nearly killed me.

"I just hope that other care homes see this and realise how dangerous it is for homes to let people work alone.

"Measures need to be put in place to protect people from going through what I went through.

"I'm lucky to still be alive."

A spokesperson for the care home said: "Potensial Ltd regrets this unforeseen and extremely unfortunate incident.

"Ms Rixon remains as an employee of the company, and we will continue in our commitment to support her recuperation."
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Orrdeal: Jemma suffered a broken spine and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack
 
Cantwell was jailed for nine years also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders register for life.

Judge Alan Conrad said he "submitted a young carer, working on her own at night, to a violent and terrifying ordeal" and ordered an investigation into why Jemma was left to work alone.

Now hoping to raise awareness for other care workers, Jemma said: "I went into this job because I love to help people. But my kindness nearly killed me.

"I just hope that other care homes see this and realise how dangerous it is for homes to let people work alone.

"Measures need to be put in place to protect people from going through what I went through.

"I'm lucky to still be alive."

A spokesperson for the care home said: "Potensial Ltd regrets this unforeseen and extremely unfortunate incident.

"Ms Rixon remains as an employee of the company, and we will continue in our commitment to support her recuperation."

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