Drunken man’s ‘outrageous’ sex attack on woman


A SEX assault victim said she didn’t want to see another man after she was attacked in her own home.

Andrew Brown pounced on the woman, who cannot be named, during a visit earlier this year.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the 46-year-old put his head between the woman’s breasts and shook it during the attack, which a judge said was “outrageous”.

The woman told police shortly after her shocking ordeal: “I feel sick and disgusted. I have actually been sick.

“I don’t want to leave the house again. I don’t want to see any men again. I just want to be left alone.”

Jonathan Devlin, prosecuting, said the woman was sitting on a chair when Brown, of Wharton Street, South Shields, suddenly leapt on her and started kissing her when they were left alone in the room.

Mr Devlin said: “She described herself freezing. He put his head between her breasts and shook it about.”

Judge John Milford, QC, sentenced Brown, who has never been in trouble before, to a community order for two years with supervision and 200 hours’ unpaid work.

Brown, who admitted sexual assault, has to sign the sex offenders’ register for five years.

Judge Milford said: “It was an outrageous sexual assault.”

Jane Foley, defending, said Brown finds it hard to believe he was capable of committing the offence and remembers nothing about what happened that night, due to the amount he had had to drink.