Published: 09:00, 23 May 2014 |
Updated: 10:24, 23 May 2014
A Thanet man has been jailed for raping a woman - while she was fast asleep in bed.
Robert Hoxey, 26, had been invited to stay with a family in Margate because he was homeless.
But Canterbury Crown Court heard that while the victim's partner was asleep in the lounge, Hoxey got into bed and carried out a sex attack.
Prosecutor Peter Forbes said the woman woke up without her pyjamas and in pain and realised she had been attacked when she went to the toilet.
Hoxey, who has no fixed address, later confessed to his victim he had raped her and pleaded with her not to report the incident.
He has now been jailed for six years after admitting rape and was told he would be on the sex offenders' register for life.
Neil Ross, defending, said it had been a "reckless and desperate act born out of sexual immaturity".
But Judge Heather Norton said the attack had been on "a vulnerable victim who had been in her own home, her own bed and fast asleep".
It was also revealed that some years ago he had been given police reprimands for indecent assaults on two children.
He was told he should now seek treatment inside prison to tackle his sexual problems.
The judge also made the sex attacker subject to an indefinite restraining order in regard to the victim.
Don't miss out, subscribe today. Keep up to date with our newsletters.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.