Felixstowe: Man admits rape of 81-year-old woman

The rape happened in Felixstowe

The rape happened in Felixstowe - Credit: Archant

​A 38-year-old man is facing a lengthy jail term after he admitted raping an 81-year-old woman in her home near Felixstowe last month.

Adrian Udrea, 38, of Blyford Way, Felixstowe, pleaded guilty through a Romanian interpreter at Ipswich Crown Court today to two offences of raping the woman on September 28 and an offence of burglary at her home in Felixstowe during which jewellery was stolen on the same date.

He denied assaulting the woman causing her actual bodily harm and prosecutor, Andrew Thompson agreed to leave this offence on the court file.

Mr Thompson told the court that Udrea had two convictions for offences of theft in Romania and said inquiries were being made to see if he had committed any offences in Spain, where he had lived for a decade.

Judge John Devaux adjourned sentence until the week commencing November 24 to allow psychiatric and medical reports on the victim to be obtained and for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on Udrea to assess the issue of dangerousness.

He said Udrea, who is being held in custody, would be required to register as a sex offender and it was likely the order would last for life.