Long Eaton man who pleaded guilty to rape is found guilty of two other sexual assaults

Derby Crown Court
Derby Crown Court

A 30-year-old man from Long Eaton who had admitted raping a woman has now been found guilty of sexually assaulting two others.

At the start of his trial, which began on March 16 at Derby Crown Court, Jason Sedgwick pleaded guilty to raping the woman in the grounds of Long Eaton Library. He had approached her when she became separated from her friends after leaving a nightclub in the early hours of July 6 last year.

However, Sedgwick denied sexually assaulting two other women, who he also did not know, in the town – one in late 2013 and the other in early 2014.

But following a three-day trial, a jury found Sedgwick, of Northcote Street, guilty of both attacks.

Both of the sexual assaults involved women who had left bars or clubs late at night or in the early hours and were alone.

The jury had heard that in the first assault, Sedgwick told the woman to sit down on the kerb and he sat next to her.

He then put his hand down her top and groped her.

In the second attack, Sedgwick followed the woman to her home, forced his way in and sexually assaulted her.

Sedgwick will be sentenced at Derby Crown Court on June 29.