A man groped a comatose 21-year-old woman after she fell asleep on his bed following a heavy drinking session, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Friday.
Adam Nalewaj, 54, of Norfolk Street in Boston, had spent the evening drinking vodka with the woman and a female neighbour at his former flat in Sherbrooke Street, Lincoln.
Gareth Weetman, prosecuting, said that the 21 year old reached the stage where she could not drink any more and lay down fully clothed on Nalewaj’s bed.
Nalewaj continued to drink with the neighbour and made an advance to her but was rejected when she made it clear she was not interested in him.
Mr Weetman said: “At this stage the defendant went back up to his bedroom. The 21 year old was asleep and still fully clothed.
“She woke and had the sensation of someone touching her between her legs.”
Mr Weetman said the managed to get the defendant off her and ran out into the street where she flagged down a passing police car.
Nalewaj was arrested but initially claimed the allegations against him were nonsense.
Nalewaj admitted a charge of sexual assault on the night of 13-14 November 2010.
He was given a nine month jail sentence suspended for 18 months with an 18 month supervision order and was placed on the Sex Offenders’ register for 10 years.
Michael Cranmer-Brown, defending, said Nalewaj’s wife was in Poland when the incident happened.
“He is profoundly embarrassed and ashamed. He drank too much on this particular evening. He doesn’t remember what happened.”