March 2021

Darren Martyn Shaw sexually assaulted friend’s girlfriend after night out

Darren Martyn Shaw, aged 35 and of Talbot Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday March 22 after admitting an offence of assault by penetration at an earlier hearing at the same court.

The victim, who was 18 at the time, went out with friends on the evening of Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in Bournemouth town centre.

In the early hours of January 2 her group of friends met up with the victim’s boyfriend and the defendant, who was known to her boyfriend, but the victim had not met before.

They all went back to the victim’s address. The victim went to sleep, and she woke at around 7am to find the defendant sexually assaulting her.

She woke her boyfriend and told him what had happened. Police were called and officers attended the address, where Shaw was arrested.

Shaw was jailed for two years for the offence.