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Vic man attempted to rape pregnant woman

AAP logoAAP 1/08/2016 By Genevieve Gannon

A Melbourne man has admitted he knocked a heavily pregnant woman off her bike then pinned her to the ground in a violent rape attempt.

Passers-by interrupted the April attack, a court has previously heard.

Casey Tennent, of Coburg, appeared in court via video link on Monday where he pleaded guilty to two charges over the assault on the woman in Brunswick on April 24.

The then 20-year-old put his hand around the woman's throat as he dragged her off the bike track and into some bushes, the Melbourne Magistrates' Court has previously heard.

Tennent was trying to pull the woman's pants down when a man saw the pair in the bushes.

The woman yelled "Help, he is trying to rape me!" before Tennent ran away.

The man chased him on his bike.

Tennent was tackled and restrained after more men joined in the chase.

In an interview with police, Tennent said he "imagined doing it and dreamed about it".

He had been drinking heavily prior to the attack.

The 21-year-old is scheduled to return to court on October 17 for a pre-sentence hearing.

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