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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:35 am

A judge has praised the courage of an 85-year-old woman who had to give evidence at the trial of a TV aerial fitter who drugged and sexually assaulted her in her home.

Darren Penfold, 49, from Cleveleys, Lancashire, was jailed indefinitely after he was found guilty of slipping Class C controlled drugs BZP and TFMPP into her glass of whisky.

The pensioner came round on her bed the following morning, not fully clothed, and had no recollection of how she got upstairs.

Police were called when she began to remember that a man had abused her.

She reacted angrily under cross-examination from counsel for Penfold as she was forced to give evidence at his trial at Preston Crown Court in September.

She broke down in tears as she told the jury: "I am not used to anyone like that man. I have never known anyone like that man. He has altered my whole life. I do not recognise myself as the same person. I used to trust anyone."

Sentencing Penfold today, Judge Pamela Badley said: "This woman gave evidence in a cogent and courageous manner.

"In her long life the events which she spoke of here were distressing but she recognised it was her duty to bear witness and for the jury to decide. Her victim impact statement shows that she has been greatly affected by what has happened. She is physically affected, she wakes every night, she is worried about people coming into her home and she says 'I do not know who I can trust'. She was an optimistic individual and has been greatly affected."

Addressing the defendant, she said it was a "pitiless, wicked crime" and added: "This was a horrific attack on an elderly woman in her own home."

She said Penfold was considered to be a risk to public harm and sentenced him to serve a minimum of six years in jail before he can be considered for release by a parole board.

He had been convicted of sexual assault and administering a substance with intent to engage in sexual activity.

The father of three had been doing ongoing work at the woman's property in Blackpool and committed the attack in January last year when he visited on the pretence of volunteering to move her old television.

The self-employed installer, of North Drive, had worked across the North West for 25 years.

His barrister, Richard Hunt, said his client continued to maintain his innocence and was supported in court by his partner and family, who also wrote letters of support to the judge. Pleading for a fixed determinate sentence, he said: "He is still supported by his family. He is not an outcast."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/judge-praises-sex-attack-victim-85-6274832.html


What an evil man, a vulnerable elderly woman. How on earth anyone could support him after what he has done I do not know Evil or Very Mad

What a brave lady, I hope that she manages to come to terms with this and gets her life back Sad

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:33 pm

He's probably told them she was a drunk 'old biddy' and lying, and they want to believe him. Disgusting man!

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:27 pm

Vile disgusting horror of a man. How could he do that to an old lady? Mind you, the attitude of some people to their elders is living disgrace. Scum with no respect the lot of them.

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:58 pm

Nems Again wrote:Vile disgusting horror of a man. How could he do that to an old lady? Mind you, the attitude of some people to their elders is living disgrace. Scum with no respect the lot of them.

Agreed Nems. He has taken the last few years of this poor woman's life and turned it into a nightmare.

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:09 pm

sassy1261 wrote:

Agreed Nems. He has taken the last few years of this poor woman's life and turned it into a nightmare.

I can't imagine how scared she must feel, absolutely disgraceful. It does make you wonder what it's all about, it really does No

"She is physically affected, she wakes every night, she is worried about people coming into her home and she says 'I do not know who I can trust'. She was an optimistic individual and has been greatly affected."

I hope she finds the strength to regain her optimism and not let this b'stard win Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:15 pm

And I hope his cock drops off

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:19 pm

Nems Again wrote:And I hope his cock drops off

......and is fed through a shredder affraid

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:40 pm

Feelthelove wrote:

......and is fed through a shredder affraid

In front of him! affraid affraid

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:56 pm

sassy1261 wrote:

In front of him! affraid affraid

lol!

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by victorismyhero on Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:49 pm

Feelthelove wrote:

......and is fed through a shredder affraid


would be better if it didnt drop off first Twisted Evil
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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:12 am

Evil bastard, Cut his genitals off and feed them to a passing dog in full view of the scum.

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Re: Judge praises sex attack victim, 85

Post by Guest on Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:54 pm

fred bloggs wrote:Evil bastard, Cut his genitals off and feed them to a passing dog in full view of the scum.

As much as I agree with you Fred I do object to cruelty to animals. I wouldn't inflict his bits and pieces on any other living creature Evil or Very Mad

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