Martin Maughan jailed after violent sexual assault on 83-year-old woman during crime spree

Martin Maughan jailed after violent sexual assault on 83-year-old woman during crime spree

A MAN has been jailed after sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman having earlier attempted to kidnap a teenage girl.

Martin Maughan, 31, of no fixed abode, committed the offences just 15 minutes apart on August 24 last year.

He was sentenced to 11 years and one month at Reading Crown Court in England this week.

According to the Metro, Maughan told his elderly victim ‘I will f*** you’ and ripped her trousers after forcing his way into her house.

After the attack, which left his victim with internal bruising and bleeding,‘Man mountain’ Maughan asked the woman: “Are you dead?”

Crime spree

Maughan’s crime spree began on August 24, 2018 when he approached a 15-year-old girl on Essex Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, pretending to ask for directions.

After Maughan asked the girl if she could put the details into his sat nav, he attempted to force her into his car.

She was able to fight him off and then fled the scene.

Maughan then drove to an address in nearby Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, where he approached the elderly woman outside her house.

He told her that there was a water leak at her property before forcing entry and subjecting her to a serious sexual assault.

She attempted to resist and sustained a number of injuries, including a blow to the head, before Maughan fled the property.

Maughan was arrested four days later, having committed shoplifting offences in the meantime and twice evading officers by driving the wrong way down a motorway.

When he was arrested on August 28, he appeared intoxicated and subsequently refused to provide a breath specimen.

'A risk to the public'

“These offences against two significantly different victims were both sexually motivated, rapid and violent, and this sentence reflects the serious risk that Maughan presents to the public,” said Detective Chief Inspector Matt Stone of Reading Force CID.

“The court recognised the courage and bravery both victims demonstrated, both in physically resisting their attacker at the time, and their subsequent support of the criminal justice process which followed.

“I would like to add my own thanks to them. Despite being subjected to very serious offences, the evidence they provided greatly assisted the police investigation, and led to the custodial sentence given at court.

“Maughan’s actions after these initial violent attacks showed he was willing to continue to place the public at risk by going to significant lengths to avoid being detained.

“These dangerous actions have resulted in further custodial sentences.”

On December 5, Maughan pleaded guilty to one count of attempted kidnap, two counts of sexual assault, one count of trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offence, one count of theft, two counts of dangerous driving, two counts of aggravated vehicle-taking, one count of driving whilst disqualified and one count of failing to provide a specimen for a breath test.

As well as his custodial sentence, he was also disqualified from driving for 10 years and has been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.