Monday, 29 February 2016

Sex attacker targeted women as they slept

Derby Crown Court

Derby Crown Court

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A sexual predator has been brought to justice after he crept in to the homes of two women during the cover of night while they were sleeping.

Derby Crown Court heard on Monday, February 29, how Wayne Buxton, 26, of Hawthorn Close, Woolley Moor, near Alfreton, had allegedly checked for open doors across a neighbourhood before he struck at the two victims’ homes.
Buxton was found guilty of two counts of trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offence and guilty to one count of sexual assault all between July 18 and July 25 last year after a trial in January.
During his sentencing hearing on Monday, he also admitted three counts of making indecent photos involving children between December 2007 and July 2015.
He had also been accused during the trial of entering the home of an 84-year-old woman and sexually assaulting her but the jury found him not guilty on these two counts - despite the fact it was agreed that this woman had been attacked by someone.
Judge John Burgess told Buxton: “Just reading about the facts would give anyone real concern that you were a dangerous offender.
“It’s the circumstances in which the offences of trespassing with intent are committed that gives real concern.
“These offences were committed in women’s homes in the early hours when people are expected to be asleep.