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Burglar's sex attack on woman in own home.

A MAN who broke into a woman's home and sexually assaulted her in front of her daughter is facing jail.

Colin Adams, 22, sexually assaulted the 47-year-old before stealing car keys, a mobile phone and a packet of cigarettes.

A Liverpool crown court jury unanimously convicted Adams, of Lancaster Avenue, Wallasey, of burglary and sexual assault.

Adams was arrested when he crashed his victim's daughter's car in Con-way Street, Birkenhead.

He said he had taken drink and drugs that night and denied going into the victim's house, claiming a man had handed him some car keys and he drove away.

The court heard a DNA swab found on the victim matched that of Adams and a forensic scientist concluded the chances of it coming from someone other than the defendant was one in a billion.

Theresa Loftus, prosecuting, told the jury: "He was responsible for performing a frightening, unpleasant and humiliating sexual assault on the woman with her daughter present."

Judge David Boulton ordered a pre-sentence report to be compiled on Adams and will sentence him November 3.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 13, 2006
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