Saturday, 20 May 2017

Salesman sexually assaulted victim as he tried to get her to sign up to firm in her own home.


 A salesman has been jailed for two years after he sexually assaulted a woman inside her home - as he tried to get her to sign a new utilities deal.

 John Adams, 63, targeted his victim during a visit to her address to try and persuade her to sign up to a new contract.

Adams was invited into the property in Swanley, Kent in November, 2015.

 He contacted the company he worked so that call centre staff could discuss details of the new deal with the victim.

 But during the phone conversation Adams, who was stood nearby, approached the victim and sexually assaulted her without warning.

 The victim shouted at him to leave her alone and to alert another person who, unknown to Adams, was in the house at the same time.

Adams left the property before returning shortly after to retrieve his mobile phone.

 He was arrested by Kent Police the following day and during interview denied the allegations, claiming he had been made to leave the property due to a dispute over the new energy deal.

 At Maidstone Crown Court Adams, formerly of Maidstone, Kent, pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual assault, but was convicted following a trial.

He was sentenced on 19 May and also given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.
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