Sex attacker jailed for four years
A THUG who sexually assaulted a woman and also fractured her skull has been jailed for four years.
David Price, of Enbrook Road, Sandgate, denied inflicting grievous bodily harm and two sexual assault charges but was convicted by a jury.
Maidstone Crown Court heard that Price, formerly of Ashford, knocked the woman unconscious.
Edmund Fowler, prosecuting, said when the woman came to she discovered Price had thrown orange juice over her.
She suffered a black eye and a CT scan later showed she had a fractured skull.
Mr Fowler said Price also molested the woman, causing her pain.
Benjamin Hargreaves, defending, said Price had always denied the offences. He never accepted he was violent to the woman.
Judge Jeremy Gold QC said the 41-year-old plasterer had been a hard-working man and had never been to prison before.
But he had been violent to the woman. He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years for the sexual offences and 18 months consecutive for grievous bodily harm.
His name will appear on the sex offenders’ register.
David Price’s victim was knocked unconscious