A man has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment for a sexual assault in Aylesbury.
Viorel Ene, aged 22, of Cannock Road, Aylesbury, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (10/5) after pleading guilty at the same court on 12 April to one count of sexual assault.
He will also be on the Sexual Offenders Register for ten years.
Ene approached the victim, a 19-year-old woman, on the Iron Bridge at about 5am on New Year’s Day this year.
He briefly spoke to the victim before sexually assaulting her over her clothing.
He was arrested on the same day as the offence and was charged on 13 February.
Investigating officer, PC Cat Cameron of the response team based at Aylesbury police station, said: “The custodial sentence handed down to Ene reflects the severity of this offence. He approached the victim, who he did not know, on New Year’s Day this year. He began chatting to the victim before then sexually assaulting her over her clothing.
“I would like to praise the victim for showing the courage to come forward and engage with the Force’s investigation into this offence. I hope today’s sentencing brings some closure to the victim.
“I hope this investigation serves as an example to victims of sexual offences that we will listen to you sensitivity and investigate any allegation.
“If you need to speak to police then you can call us at any time on 101, or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person please visit your nearest police station.
“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”