Groom Rapes, Robs Woman Same Day He Marries Wife
A groom has been accused of four counts of rape that were allegedly carried out on his wedding day, despite posting joyful pictures of his big day on Facebook.
Derry Flynn McCann, 28, has not only been charged with rape, but robbery as well in relation to this attack he carried out in London.
The incident happened when he grabbed a woman walking through a park in Hackney, in the early hours of Friday, January 13.
The victim is a 24-year-old who said she was walking home through Victoria Park, in Grove Road, between Bethnal Green and South Hackney, after a night out with her friends.
The woman told police the man demanded money before dragging her into bushes and raping her. Detectives investigating the crime arrested and charged McCann, of Portland Court, Hackney, six days later.
According to The Sun, McCann was married on the same day as the alleged attack — and his new wife is heavily pregnant.
The ceremony took place at The Vestry in Bromley-by-Bow, East London. The newspaper added his wife declined to comment on the case.
McCann appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on Friday, January 20. It is understood he did not enter a plea at the hearing.
He has been remanded in custody over the alleged offenses, ahead of a scheduled appearance at Snaresbrook Crown Court in Redbridge, London, next month.
After the alleged rape, London's Metropolitan Police launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack. Officers issued a description of the suspect, saying he was a white man, aged about 30, who was roughly 5 feet, 8 inches.
They also said he had a “London accent,” and was dressed in a grey hooded top, a black body warmer, blue jeans and grey trainers.
McCann's next court appearance will be at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, February 16.