A LAUGHING sex attacker who forced his way into a woman’s house and tried to have sex with her has been jailed.
Lewis Trueman, 33, pretended to be looking for someone when he knocked on the victim’s door in Liverpool.
He then tried to force his tongue down her throat and his hand down her knickers before being pushed out of the house.
As Trueman was booted out by the woman he walked out laughing, a court heard.
The unemployed ex-factory worker told the shocked woman “Your fella is cheating on you, so why can’t you do it with me?” as he tried to put his hand down her trousers – but got no further than her waistband.
Frank Dillon, prosecuting said at Liverpool Crown Court: “He tried to kiss her again and tried to force his tongue into her mouth.
“He then turned her around so that her back was against his front and tried to put one of his hands down the front of her clothes, inside her clothing.
“He only managed to get his hand around her waistband area before she pushed him away and shouted at him to leave, which he eventually did.
“However, he then said to her that he would return the following day and tell her partner that she had slept with him.”
“She says what you did to her is with her all the time and you have ruined her life.
“You are and were only focused on your own needs and desires.”
Judge Gary Woodhall
Trueman had drunk six cans of Stella before he attacked the woman, and made derogatory remarks about the woman’s appearance.
Trueman, of Old Wood, Pensby, denied any wrongdoing and his victim was cross-examined on video ahead of a trial, before he admitted sexual assault.
In a victim personal statement, the woman said she remembered telling Trueman to stop and felt really frightened.
She described previously being happy in the home but afterwards felt unsafe and scared – forcing her to move home.
She suffered panic attacks, felt suicidal and experienced financial difficulties as a result of the move.
Trueman was arrested and claimed he went to her home to ask if she had seen someone before they hugged and he kissed her on the cheek.
He denied that anything happened that he would describe as sexual, until he was asked if his DNA would be on her clothing.
Liverpool Crown Court heard she said: “He’s taken everything I had.”
Trueman has 19 previous convictions for 49 offences, mainly for vehicle theft, and was last convicted in 2012 of producing cannabis.
Judge Gary Woodhall said: “She says what you did to her is with her all the time and you have ruined her life.
“You must understand that violating someone in the intimate way you did inside their home causes long-lasting damage and harm.”
He added: “You are and were only focused on your own needs and desires.”
Judge Woodhall jailed Trueman for two and a half years, told him to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life, and made a five-year restraining order.