A teenager who raped a girl has been jailed after his parents forced him to the police station and made him to confess when they found he had texted his victim to say sorry.
Restaurant worker Jack Evans, 18, forced himself on a virgin and he would have escaped justice because the student never reported the attack.
However, when he apologised to her by text two months after the sex attack, his dad Jonathan and his stepmother Sarah Morris, both 47, saw the message and told him to tell police.
They marched him to a police station where he told officers his name and what he had done. They tracked down his victim, who told them about the attack and he was charged with rape.
The victim said she was left feeling “worthless” and unable to trust men again. Evans’ father Jonathan Evans, 47, said outside Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court: “I wanted him to tell the truth, he had to do the right thing and admit his guilt.
“It’s been difficult for all of us and it’s caused quite a few arguments.”