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A man who sexually assaulted a woman as she was walking home in Warrington has been jailed.
Gyulhan Hyusein pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault by digital penetration.
The 25-year-old was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday 23 February. He was jailed for 10 years.
The court heard that the victim, a woman in her late teens, was walking to her partner’s home at around 3am on Sunday 16 October 2022 following a night out with friends.
As the woman walked along Orford Lane, she was approached by Hyusein, who put his arm around her and his hand down her back.
The victim pushed him away and told him ‘no’.
However, Hyusein continued his attack, putting his hand down her trousers and touching her inappropriately.
Once again, the woman pushed him away and told him ‘no’. She then attempted to walk away from him.
Hyusein followed the woman, and as she entered Orford Avenue he again put his hands down her trousers and touched her inappropriately.
As the woman screamed for help, he dragged her into an alleyway and pushed her against a wall, where he continued to touch the woman inappropriately with his fingers.
The victim continued to push Hyusein away and attempted to call for help, but he grabbed her phone and threw it away.
Hyusein eventually retreated, and the victim sought refuge at a nearby house while police were called to the scene.
Hyusein was arrested just hours after the attack – officers reviewing CCTV footage in a control room spotted him on live CCTV cameras in Warrington town centre.
Following sentencing, Detective Constable Laura Sandbach, who led the investigation at Warrington CID, said:
“Gyulhan Hyusein is a sexual predator. He attacked an innocent woman who was simply walking home, despite repeatedly being told to stop.
“This was an absolutely terrifying experience for the victim, and I would like to praise her for the courage and bravery that she has shown.
“While she will never be able to forget what Hyusein did to her that night, I hope the fact that he is now behind bars where he belongs will provide her with some closure.
“I would also like to thank the eagle-eyed officer who spotted Hyusein walking in Warrington town centre on live CCTV cameras as they were reviewing the footage from the attack.
“Thanks to their diligence, we were able to remove Hyusein from the streets of Warrington, and he is now facing the consequences of his actions in the form of a 10-year prison sentence.”
In addition to his custodial sentence, Hyusein, of Longford Street, Warrington, has also been ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life and handed a lifetime restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim.
Detective Sergeant Joe Davies added:
“I would like to commend DC Sandbach for her dedication and commitment throughout this investigation.
“No-one should have to experience what Gyulhan Hyusein’s victim has gone through, and I hope this case and the sentence that he has received encourages other victims of sexual offences to come forward and report what has happened to them.
“We treat all reports of sexual offences extremely seriously, and any allegation will be thoroughly investigated, with the wishes and needs of the victim as our main priority.”
To report any sexual offence, call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or report online.
Information can also be given anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.