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A Deal care worker has been jailed for 15 years for a horrifying sexual attack on a vulnerable female patient 18 months ago.
Callous Christopher Vooght, 21, subjected his victim, who suffered from severe dementia, to a humiliating ordeal while she lay helpless at the Fassaroe House in Walmer.
Father-of-one Vooght subjected her to an "act of depravity and cruelty" during the incident in August 2012 before raising the alarm, claiming the injury was self-inflicted.
"You used extreme sexual violence on her in order to demonstrate your power over her in an humiliating and degrading way" - Judge Adele Williams
"You used extreme sexual violence on her in order to demonstrate your power over her in an humiliating and degrading way."
John O'Higgins, defending, said that despite the jury's verdict, Vooght continues to deny involvement in "this grave offence."
"And given that denial there is no real indication as to why it happened nor indeed any mitigation that can be offered, other than he is a 21-year-old man who in all other respects had lived a life of some credit."
The judge said the facts of the case were "so unique" that sentencing guidelines were not appropriate and jailed him for 15 years.
She also made him subject to a Sex Offences Prevention Order.
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