Sex attacker is jailed for seven years for sexually abusing and urinating on woman he met on Tinder  | #tinder | #pof


Sex attacker, 32, smirks as he is jailed for seven years for sexually abusing and urinating on woman he met on Tinder

  • Wesley Spalding met a woman through Tinder and assaulted her while she slept
  • One particularly shocking part of the abuse saw Spalding urinate on his victim
  • He was convicted of assault by penetration, attempting to assault by penetration, sexual assault and coercive and controlling behaviour


A sex attacker who abused and urinated on a woman he met on Tinder smirked at her in court as he was jailed for seven years.

Wesley Spalding, 32, met the woman through the dating app and sexually assaulted her while she slept, Hull Crown Court heard. 

Spalding, from Coventry, smirked in the courtroom where his victim revealed how her dream date turned sinister and he ‘did things so painful I was embarrassed to tell people’.

He would deprive her of sleep by playing loud and repetitive music, and one particularly shocking part of the abuse saw Spalding urinate on his victim.

The woman said she experienced ‘mental torment’ at his hands, adding: ‘I felt like I was a pressure cooker. What was a dream is now a nightmare. I battle on a daily basis.’ 

Spalding was convicted of assault by penetration, attempting to assault by penetration, two counts of sexual assault and two counts of coercive and controlling behaviour following a week-long trial.

The court heard Spalding had five previous convictions for seven offences including criminal damage and harassment of a former partner.

Judge Mark Bury jailed Spalding for seven years, telling him he must serve two thirds of the sentence behind bars before being released on licence.

Wesley Spalding, 32, met the woman through the dating app and sexually assaulted her while she slept, Hull Crown Court heard

As he was sentenced, Spalding smiled, apparently showing no remorse for the woman who was still sat in the witness box watching the proceedings.

‘Your behaviour towards her changed and involved sexual, physical and emotional abuse,’ said Judge Bury. ‘You deprived her of sleep. You weren’t doing it for your own sexual gratification, but to exert power over her.

‘You urinated on her which was extremely humiliating and degrading. There was an occasion where you threatened her with violence.

‘You have shown to be a manipulator. She is young and strong and will get past this in due course.’

The victim told the court: ‘I had worked hard on my confidence. Only now I can see I was the perfect target. He seemed so caring and so thoughtful. His manipulation impaired my judgement. It didn’t take long to go back to a shadow of my former self.

As he was sentenced, Spalding smiled, apparently showing no remorse for the woman who was still sat in the witness box watching the proceedings

‘I was sleep deprived and that kept me in a state of confusion. He did things so painful I was embarrassed to tell people.’  

Claire Holmes, mitigating, told the court his victim was ‘not particularly vulnerable’ despite the fact she was naked and sleeping when Spalding assaulted her. She also told how the woman had suffered problems before meeting Spalding.

‘She has the support of her friends, she has her own friends and she has been able to return to work,’ she said.

‘This defendant had his own vulnerabilities. There is reference to his depression and the loss of his job, but that is no excuse for this type of behaviour.

‘It is relevant because there is reference to his struggles to show his emotional reactions which would lesson his understanding of the harm his behaviour would cause.’ 



Source link

.  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .   .   .    .    .   .   .   .   .   .  .   .   .   .  .  .   .  .