Victim not allowed to leave sex attacker's house
A PORTUGESE man has been jailed after sexually assaulting a woman and refusing to let her leave his house.
Alberto Dos Santos told police his victim had made the complaint because he had refused to make her "dreams come true" by having sex with her.
Judge Merfyn Hughes jailed him for 21 months, saying: "It was a sustained attack involving the detention of her in your own home while you were under the influence of alcohol.
"You clearly have a distorted view of sexual relationships and the rights of women not to submit to your sexual approaches. The impact of what you did will remain with her for a very long time," said the judge.
Dos Santos, aged 24, of Griffith John Street in Swansea, pleaded guilty to sexual assault on the day of his trial at Swansea Crown Court.
Prosecutor John Hipkin said the pair had been together in his house when he began making suggestive comments. Dos Santos then refused to let her leave the house until she had slept with him.
He then pushed her onto the bed and touched her over her clothes. She repeatedly said no and used a bowl to hit him on his head.
When she tried to leave the room, he continually grabbed her, pulling her hair and by her throat. She managed to grab her phone but he knocked it from her hands, smashing it into pieces.
He finally let her out of the house and she flagged down a passer-by who took her to the police station.
When police searched Dos Santos's home they found her earring, sandal and her phone in pieces.
She described herself as a "wreck" after the attack and said she still has flashbacks.
She said the attack still "haunted" her and relationship with her family had suffered.
After his arrest, he said: "She wishes I ****ed her and then her dreams might come true."
Huw Rees, for Dos Santos, said his client admitted being drunk and having taken cannabis before the attack.
"It's accepted this is a distressing and frightening experience," said Mr Rees.
He said his client's guilty plea had also avoided the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, having to give evidence in front of a jury.