Drunken attacker trapped woman in hospital room
A MAN trapped a woman in a hospital room and sexually assaulted her.
Karl Miller had made sexual comments to the technician and touched her breast after he had been taken to hospital when he was drunk.
Ashford magistrates told Miller he narrowly missed going to prison, giving him a suspended sentence, and placing him on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.
Acting chairman of the bench Peter Gill told Miller: “We are not prepared to trivialise this.
“The person assaulted was a public servant doing her job. She should not be subject to this sort of activity.
“She was intimidated, there were sexual comments and she panicked. She was distressed and alarmed.
“What you did was outrageous. It was lucky the police were in attendance when you trapped her and stopped her going towards the door.”
Miller, 26, of Mabledon Avenue, Ashford, admitted sexually assaulting the woman on March 14.
Sara Jones, prosecuting, said that Miller had been taken by ambulance to the William Harvey Hospital after being found drunk in the street .
She said: “The ambulance crew suffered drunken abuse.
“They were so intimidated they locked him in the vehicle and police were called.”
At the hospital, Miller was taken to an observation room where he told a female technician he wanted to have sex with her.
Mrs Jones said: “He closed the door and stood in her way and continued to make inappropriate comments.
“She pushed past him to get out and he touched her left breast over her clothes.
“She was very shocked and had to get out to calm down. “She had felt full of panic.” “He was arrested and taken to Ashford police station and continued to make sexual comments.”
Mrs Jones said that later in interview Miller told police he had had an “immense amount” of alcohol and was unable to remember much at all.
Karl Miller leaving Ashford Magistrates’ Court