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Workington man sentenced for sexual assault

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN who sexually assaulted a woman has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Carlisle Crown Court heard Trevor Haw’s crime occurred on Boxing Day last year, and that police were contacted.

When initially interviewed, Haw was said to have “effectively denied the offence in its entirety”. But last month he pleaded guilty to one sexual assault charge.

Haw, of Park Lane, Workington, was sentenced this morning (THURS). Mr Justice William Davis heard mitigation on his behalf, and received a number of references in support of the 38-year-old defendant.

“I have come to the conclusion that it is appropriate to suspend the sentence, which means you won’t serve it immediately, said Mr Justice Davis. But he warned: “You will if you commit any other offences or breach some of the requirements I am about to impose.”

A 16-month prison sentence was suspended for two years. Haw must also complete a programme requirement, 10 days’ rehabilitation and pay a £500 court cost contribution.

He must also sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

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