A man who sexually assaulted a woman at his home in Blackley has been jailed for two-and-a-half years
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A court heard how Robert Linegar (20/05/1966) and his wife had invited the woman over for a dinner party at the family home in Greetland Drive on 2 April 2018.
After Linegar’s wife went to bed, the woman began to feel unwell and felt unable to move.
The next thing she remembered was Linegar starting to kiss and touch her before he sexually assaulted her.
The following day the woman, who is in her 40s, returned to the house in Blackley with a friend and confronted Linegar who was arrested a few days later.
Detective Constable Jackie Howe, from GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “Linegar targeted his victim when she was barely conscious and unable to defend herself.
"He seized his opportunity to subject her to a degrading and humiliating sexual assault which will live with her for the rest of her life.”
Linegar pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual assault at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square. He was jailed for two-and-a-half years and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
- If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
- You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.
- St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.
- Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500.