Kaylee Wildman was just 17 when she was assaulted while walking home after a post-Christmas evening out with friends at around 11pm on Sunday 26th December 2004.
Now, 11 years later, 28-year-old Kaylee (pictured below) has bravely waived her right to anonymity to appeal to the public to help catch her attacker.
She said: “It is massively important that I can finally put a close to this incident and see justice done.
“I am continuously in fear of coming into contact with the offender without knowing, or something happening to another woman as he has not yet been locked away.
“I have suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder as a direct result of the offence.
“I have only just completed treatment for this and am trying to move on with my life but I feel I cannot overcome what happened until someone is identified and held to account for what they did.
“There could be people out there who suspect their friend or even their family member is responsible. Were they acting odd at the time? Were they upset or evasive on that Boxing Day in December 2004.
“I have waived my anonymity because I want to be able to show the public how this affected me and how desperate I am to find the culprit.
“I’m a real person whose life has been turned upside down by this – please help me get justice.”
On the night of the attack, Kaylee had been walking on the Walsall Road and into Brunswick Park Road when she was approached by an unknown male, who forced her to walk into the graveyard adjacent to Brunswick Park.
The offender made threats to stab her if she refused to comply and then proceeded to rape her.
He initially told her not to look at him but then began to cry, admitting he didn’t know what he was doing. Kaylee was able to escape and raise the alarm at a nearby petrol station.
Despite a thorough police investigation, the culprit has never been caught.
We are offering the reward for any information which leads to his arrest and conviction.
“This was a horrific attack on a young girl, which has haunted her for many years.
“It is essential that the person responsible is brought to justice so Kaylee can finally get on with her life. We also want to ensure that this individual cannot strike again and make another woman suffer as Kaylee has.
“There are people out there who know who this man is and I would urge you to do the right thing and contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”
- Pauline Hadley, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers in the West Midlands
Do you know who attacked Kaylee?
The attacker is described as being between the ages of 17 and 20 at the time of the incident, he will now be in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a black hooded top and dark tracksuit bottoms and spoke with a local ‘Wednesbury’ accent.
If you have any information please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form