A woman who was sexually assaulted by a man she met through a dating website has seen him jailed.

The victim exchanged online messages with Stefan Crocker, before agreeing to meet him on 29 September 2017, accompanied by one of her friends.

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Stefan Crocker

Crocker collected them in his car and all three spent the evening visiting bars in Tunbridge Wells.

Driven home

By 2am the following morning, the victim started to feel ill from the effects of alcohol and Crocker drove them all back to the victim’s house.

It was there that Crocker went on to sexually assault her. He then left her house and the victim contacted the police.

Crocker, of Maybourne Place, Staplehurst was arrested on 2 October and later charged with assaulting a woman by penetration.

He pleaded not guilty and was convicted on 2 February 2022, after a three-day trial.

On Wednesday 30 March at Maidstone Crown Court, the 30-year-old was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

Detective Constable Celia King, of the Chief Constable’s Crime Squad, said: ‘This was a distressing ordeal for a young woman whose trust was betrayed in an appalling manner.

​‘Crocker has not shown any remorse for his actions and a prison sentence is entirely appropriate.

​‘I would like to commend the victim who has courageously assisted us to bring this offender to justice.’

By Ed

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