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18 August 2015, 06:00
A Luton man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl has been jailed for 15 months.
Shamus Keogh, 29, of Peregrine Road, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court yesterday (Monday) after admitting the offence, which took place in Dunstable in April 2014.
Bedfordshire Police arrested and charged Keogh after his victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, revealed she had been touched in a sexual manner without her consent.
The court heard the victim had pretended to be asleep during the sickening assault, as she was frightened of what else might happen to her.
Detective Constable Colin Knight, who led the case, said:
"Keogh carried out this drunken assault on an innocent teenage girl – an abhorrent act which left her paralysed with fear and will no doubt affect her for the rest of her life.
I am pleased that the courts have recognised the severity of this offence and that he will pay for his actions behind bars."
Mr Keogh will also be placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for a period of 10 years