Sex at­tacker jailed for four years

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

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

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