A person raped a sleeping girl in her personal mattress after she gave him shelter from the rain.
Matthew Cawston, 27, attacked the girl whereas she was asleep, along with her little one additionally asleep subsequent door, and the sufferer now suffers nightmares and flashbacks.
The man has been sentenced to 10 and a half years in jail.
Cawston knew the sufferer and had been known as to assist with a home emergency at her residence.
But when the job completed, he stated he did not wish to cycle residence within the rain and requested to remain the night time, Preston Crown Court heard.
The girl agreed to let him keep on the couch, however made it very clear she did not wish to have intercourse with him, stated prosecutor, Paul Treble.
The girl went to mattress and left Cawston on the couch, however later woke to search out her pajama bottoms had been eliminated and Cawston mendacity on high of her having intercourse.
In a press release, she informed police she “froze”, including: “He was trying to be as gentle as possible and as quiet as possible so as not to wake me.”
Her younger daughter had been asleep within the room subsequent door.
In a sufferer impression assertion, the girl stated she has suffered from nightmares and flashbacks and had felt she needed to transfer home following the assault.
She now not invitations guests into her residence and doesn’t really feel secure going out.
She stated: “Because he was sexually annoyed he has fully destroyed my confidence and belief in individuals and critically affected my psychological well being.
“I can never put into words the true effect this has had on me, my daughter and my family, and will continue to have for a very long time – possibly forever.”
A number of days later after the assault, the sufferer texted him, asking: “Why did you do it? You had sex with me while I was asleep?”
The defendant replied: “I was horny. Sorry.” and requested if she was going to report him. The girl later informed a university tutor after which the police.
Cawston, of Blackpool, was arrested and insisted he had by no means had intercourse with the girl with out her consent.
However, he later pleaded responsible to rape.
Barbara Webster, defending, stated Cawston has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and receives assist from a social employee.
Ms Webster stated: “It does not excuse what he did but it gives an insight into his behaviour.”
Sarah Armstrong, a social employee, stated Cawston had “difficulties understanding relationship boundaries” and was “significantly exploited by people, both financially and materialistically, who he considered friends”.
Judge Sara Dodd, sentencing, stated: “It may be very clear to me that this offence has had a terrific impression in your sufferer.
“She described feeling like her life is on maintain and may’t transfer ahead till justice is completed. I’ve additionally to think about the very fact you’re nonetheless a really younger man and you don’t have any earlier convictions.
“Your own mental difficulties, your autism, no doubt played a significant part in your offending. I accept your remorse in this case is genuine.”
However, she stated Cawston posed a really actual danger to grownup girls he was in a relationship or friendship with.
Judge Dodd sentenced Cawston to 10 years and 5 months, comprising of six years and 5 months in custody and a 4 yr prolonged licence.
He cried as he was led away to the cells.