Ulverston man jailed for 11 years for violent sexual assault
Last updated at 10:38, Sunday, 27 October 2013
AN Ulverston man has been jailed for 11 years for a violent sexual assault.
Liam Andrew Hughes, 20 from Ulverston, was sentenced on Friday to 11 years in prison for serious sexual assault at Preston Court.
He attacked the woman, who was in her 50s, in her Ulverston home.
Hughes entered the property, which was not locked, and sexually assaulted the woman who was alone in the house. They were interrupted by a relative of the woman, and Hughes fled the scene. He was later arrested at a nearby house.
He had previously pleaded not guilty to the offence, until his last court appearance where he pleaded ‘guilty’ to the serious sexual assault.
Detective Constable Mark Bowness of Barrow Police said: “The sexual offences committed by Hughes were violent, and the distress caused was heightened as it happened in the woman’s own home.
"There is absolutely no excuse for such actions. Today justice has been served, thanks to the strength of the victim in reporting the offences.
“I hope the sentence imposed today will encourage victims of such crimes to come forward and report them. Every case is different but we take each and every one very seriously and they will be investigated thoroughly.”
First published at 11:18, Friday, 11 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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This report makes liam out to be a mons5er, I know him well enought to know this is not what happened and know that he is not capable of such a crime. He pleaded guilty because he was influenced to.
Ugggghhh makes me sick to of even know this guy I went to college with him. Even then he were always bragging he were going to court best place for the idiot !
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