Sex attacker jailed after terrifying morning assault
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.