Jonathan Holmes will think twice about assaulting a woman ever again. CCTV camera caught him hiding behind walls and looking out for a victim after a drunken night out. Around midnight, he began following his intended victim, pushed her and tried to drag into the bushes. What he did not anticipate however is the fight she put up. The woman punched him twice in the stomach while holding her house keys and began to scream.
Holmes pushed her onto her back and said: “You are going to enjoy this” before forcing his tongue into her mouth.
She bit it and continued to hit him in the stomach, face and neck.
Two passers by came to her aid and Holmes fled.
The woman told the court: “I believed without a doubt this man was going to rape me. My life would have been over – he might as well have killed me right there. I was so terrified but so angry.”
Holmes pleaded guilty to sexual assault with his defence lawyer saying the attack was “completely out of character”.
He said he had been drunk at the time of the incident and had no recollection of it.
The lawyer said he was “sorry for his actions”.
He has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.