Sex at­tacker jailed after ter­ri­fy­ing morn­ing as­sault

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

A sex of­fender who launched a ter­ri­fy­ing at­tack on a guest house worker, who feared she was go­ing to be raped, has been j ailed for four years. Ger­ald Neacy Jr, of Wis­bech Road, Thor­ney, Peter­bor­ough, launched the at­tack after sneak­ing into the 56- year-old woman’ s quar­ter sand pre­tend­ing to be out cold through drink after a night out. The 40- year- old roofer, who has a pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for a sim­i­lar mat­ter, then waited un­til the woman woke dur­ing the night to pounce. Han­nah Squire, prose­cut­ing, told Swin­don Crown Court how Neacy was in a gang of work­men stay­ing at the town es­tab­lish­ment. She said he had been chat­ting up the vic­tim, who had only been work­ing at the guest house on trial for a few days, dur­ing his stay there in spring last year. The woman de­cided not to take the job and be­fore she left she went out on the town with a friend when they bumped into Ne acy and a col­league. They all had a few drinks to­gether and she stayed out longer than the de­fen­dant, but when she got back she found he was asleep on a sofa in her pri­vate quar­ters. The woman and her friend re­peat­edly tried to wake him and when they couldn’ t wake him she de­cided to best way out of the awk­ward sit­u­a­tion was to leave him. But in the early hours she got up as she thought some can­dles were still burn­ing, but as she went into the liv­ing area Neacy grabbed her leg and jumped on her. In a vi­o­lent strug­gle he re­peat­edly pawed at her as he made nu­mer­ous sex­u­ally ex­plicit com­ments. He even­tu­ally gave up and left her. Neacy pleaded guilty to two counts of sex­ual as­sault. Judge Tim Mous­ley QC, sen­tenc­ing, jailed him and told him he must reg­is­ter as a sex of­fender for the rest of his life.

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