Sex attacker is locked up after rape attempt is caught on camera
A2 5 - Y E AR- O L D man has been jailed after his attempts to rape a woman were caught on camera.
Jordon Preece, a selfemployed decorator of Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield, pleaded guilty to attempted rape and sexual assault at Chester Crown Court.
The court heard that Preece befriended the victim, who is in her 20s, and offered to walk her home.
He subjected the victim to a serious sexual assault while she was severely intoxicated.
Unknown to Preece, his act had not only been caught on cameras, but seen by a witness, who was remotely monitoring them.
The witness reported the incident to Cheshire Police.
The court heard that officers attempted detain Preece.
After a short struggle, Preece escaped, but he was arrested within forty minutes by Cheshire Police and later charged and remanded in custody to await trial.
Preece was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to both offences.
Following the sentencing, Detective Inspector Clare Coleman, from the Cheshire Constabulary
to Dedicated Rape Unit, said: “The nature of this man’s crimes cannot be underestimated.
“He sinisterly attacked his victim, preying on her vulnerability through drink.
“The victim will live with this for the rest of her life, but she is being supported by specialists from a partner agency.
“The strength of evidence presented to the court undoubtedly led Preece to plead guilty.
“Rape and sexual assaults are amongst the most traumatic of crimes.
“We want victims to be assured that we are here to help.
“Anyone who has been subjected to this type of crime should feel confident that they will receive the support they need from the Dedicated Rape Unit and other support agencies we work alongside.
“Foremost, any victim of a crime such as this will be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve, and any allegations will be thoroughly investigated, with the needs of the victim as our main priority.” ●● IF you need confidential advice and support you can contact the Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre on 0925 221 546 or the 24 hour National Domestic Helpline on 0808 2000 247.