March 2021

Pervert sexually assaulted lone female jogger twice in three days

A man sexually assaulted a lone female jogger twice in three days as she ran along Swansea seafront, a court has heard.

Jobert Cacayorin grabbed his victim’s bottom and touched her breasts before getting away on a bike.

He was caught after detectives created a profile of the suspect and his offending and deployed plain-clothed officers in the area.

Cacayorin had previously been convicted of two counts of sexual assault following a trial at Swansea Crown Court when he appeared in the dock for sentencing on Wednesday.

Carina Hughes, prosecuting, told the court the attacks took place in July last year on the seafront near Mumbles when the defendant approached a woman jogging along the prom.

She said twice in three days Cacayorin touched the woman before riding away on a bike each time.

Following the reporting of the initial attack police created a “profile” of the suspect and his offending and put undercover officers in area in a bid the catch to catch him before he struck again.

That operation was successful when, just 10 days later, a plain-clothed officer spotted Cacayorin acting suspiciously around a woman who matched the profile of his first victim. Police swooped on the 36-year-old and arrested him.

The sentencing hearing heard details of a victim impact statement from the jogger in which she said she had always felt safe running in the area until the attacks happened. She said she now felt on edge whenever she saw someone approaching her on a bicycle.

Cacayorin, of New Road, Treboeth, Swansea, was convicted at a trial in January this year. He has no previous convictions in this country or in other jurisdictions.

David Singh, for Cacayorin, said the defendant had moved to the UK to find work to support his family and had now lost his good name. He said upon release from the prison sentence he was facing his client wished to return to Spain.

Recorder John Philpotts told the defendant he had “violated” his victim and said he had no doubt the incidents had been frightening for her.

He said Cacayorin had been tracked down by “good police work” but had refused to admit what he had done, thereby forcing the woman to go through the ordeal of giving evidence before a jury.

Cacayorin was sentenced to four months in prison for each offence with the sentences running concurrently making an overall sentence of four months. He will be a registered sex offender for the next seven years.