A man has admitted raping a woman in a back alley in County Durham.
Alexander Neil Dixon, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of rape and one count of sexual assault at Durham Crown Court.
The incident happened in the Mcintyre Terrace area of Bishop Auckland on October 27.
Dixon, of Burnigill, Meadowfield, initially appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court last month and the case was moved to crown court.
The defendant appeared via video link from HMP Durham on Wednesday to enter the guilty pleas.
Detective Chief Inspector Lee Gosling, of Durham CID, said the incident had left the victim extremely distressed.
The case was adjourned until January 13 for sentencing., Dixon was remanded in custody.