April 2021

Victim praised for her bravery after man jailed for sex assault in Kettering

A 38-year-old man who sexually assaulted a woman in Kettering has been sentenced to four years and four months in prison.

Oliver James Edwards, 38, of no fixed abode, assaulted the woman at an address in the town on June 6, 2015.

The incident happened just after 10pm that evening when a social gathering was taking place within the house.

The woman had decided to go to bed early due to feeling unwell however was awoken by Edwards, who she had only met that day, sexually assaulting her.

At no time did she consent to this act or even consent to him entering the room in which she was sleeping.

Edwards was later arrested and charged with sexual assault and this week at Northampton Crown Court, he was found unanimously guilty by the jury.

He was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as a result and will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.