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Nuneaton man sentenced for sexual assault

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A 39-year-old man from Nuneaton was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court this week (Friday 11 August).

Dean Michael Cocks

Dean Michael Cocks

Dean Michael Cocks of St Mary’s Road, Nuneaton, was found guilty of sexual assault by digital penetration and sentenced to 2 years and 3 months in prison.  He appeared at Warwick Crown Court as part of a week long trial.

He was found not guilty of rape in relation to an incident that happened at a property in the Camp Hill area of Nuneaton in the early hours of Friday 2 October, 2015.

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DS Carl Buckley of Nuneaton CID said: “I would like to commend the courage of the victim, a young woman in her 20s, who has shown a great deal of bravery in supporting our investigation and allowing us to bring a sexual offender to justice.

“After a thorough investigation, I hope that our victim feels some sense of closure and that her strength encourages other victims to come forward and report offences to the police.”

Warwickshire Police are keen to reassure the public that they take all reports of rape and sexual offences very seriously and will thoroughly investigating any incidents reported to them.

You are not alone…

If you have been a victim of a sexual assault and live in the Staffordshire area, you can contact SARAC which offers a service to men, women and children who have experienced sexual assault.  You can call them on 01283 535110 or visit their website at www.sarac.org.uk. They offer support for anyone over the age of 13.

If you have been a victim of a sexual assault and live in the Warwickshire area, you can contact Rosa which offers a service to men, women and children who have experienced sexual assault. Call the 24-hour self-referral number 01788 551151 or visit www.rosasupport.org.

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