Radio Sandwell News

Loughborough sex attacker Albert Newton jailed

2015-11-20 23:23:25

Albert NewtonPolice called Newton a "sexual predator" who targeted and exploited vulnerable women

A man has been jailed after befriending women online and then subjecting them to "nasty sexual attacks".

Albert Newton met the women on an adult services website and on three occasions arranged to meet them before raping or attempted to rape them.

The 32-year-old, found guilty at Nottingham Crown Court in August, was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Police called Newton, of Woodgate, Loughborough, a "sexual predator" and said there could be more victims.

Albert NewtonAlbert Newton met the women online and arranged to meet them at specified locations

The defendant was also sentenced for one offence of false imprisonment where he held one woman against her will in her home.

The court heard he carried out the offences in Loughborough and Leicester, between April 2013 and December last year.

In another incident he violently assaulted a woman, kicking her in the abdomen.

Det Sgt Neil Holden said Newton was a "persistent offender", who changed his online profile name and phone number after each offence.

"He picked vulnerable women, exploiting them for his own sexual gratification, without their consent," he said.

"He ensured that when he arranged to meet them they would be at their most vulnerable, putting him in a powerful position to abuse them."

Det Sgt Holden urged anyone else who believed they had been attacked by Newton to come forward.

Source: bbc.co.uk

Share this story

Related Stories

News around the web

Police cordon off central Edinburgh area over suspicious item

Teenage girl 'in love' with brother helped him to rape children and took pictures of sexual abuse

Single mothers benefits myth exposed as figures show two thirds now in a job

US-South Korea drills could lead to ‘uncontrollable phase of nuclear war,’ North warns

Jacob Rees-Mogg is earning millions from his investment company, accounts reveal

Catholic Church claimed child sex abuse victims 'consented'

Surgut knife attacker: What we know so far

Prince Philip 'told Tony Blair's team to f*** off' over Diana's funeral

Just a Mirage: British passenger plane surprisingly shadowed by French fighter jet

Several reported injured as rocket fire targets Syria’s 1st international fair since 2011

Image Slider