Northolt Man Jailed for Sexually Assaulting Woman

Marcus Sawkins inappropriately touched her while she slept in hotel room

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A 53-year-old man from Northolt has been jailed for three years and nine months after being found guilty of sexual assault.

Marcus Sawkins, of Dabbs Hill, inappropriately touched the woman while she slept in a hotel room in Newbury in the summer of 2018 after they had been out drinking together.

Sawkins denied the charge, blaming the victim but was found guilty at Reading Crown Court in July after a four-day trial. He was sentenced on Tuesday, 6 September.

Investigating officer DC James Postans said, "Marcus Sawkins took advantage of a vulnerable woman, who was not in a position to consent to any activity. He has shown no remorse and has sought to place the blame on the woman throughout this investigation and criminal proceedings.

"I want to commend her for her bravery in coming forward and reporting what was understandably an extremely upsetting assault. Hopefully this jail sentence will provide her some comfort as she seeks to move on with her life.

"Our team worked tirelessly to get this case to court and obtain justice for her. We take all reports of sexual offences extremely seriously and will relentlessly pursue perpetrators."


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