Man 'in panic' dumped body; 21-MONTH SENTENCE AFTER COURT HEARS THAT PROSTITUTE DIED DURING SEX.
A MAN who dumped the body of a teenage prostitute near a Warwickshire bridleway after she died while they were having sex has been jailed for 21 months.
Paul Hiscock, 41, of Globe Avenue, Stafford, was sentenced yesterday at Warwick Crown Court after pleading guilty to preventing the "lawful and decent burial" of Aleesha Nedic.
The body of 19-year-old Ms Nedic was found by a man walking his dog in a bridleway off Heath End Lane, Snitterfield, on January 13. The huge police investigation that followed cost pounds 80,000 and involved 96 officers before Hiscock was finally traced through his DNA.
The court was told that after an argument with his partner, Hiscock went drinking and travelled to Wolverhampton where he paid Ms Nedic for sex.
Sarah Pedley, prosecuting, said that in a police interview, Hiscock admitted she had collapsed during intercourse and that when he could not revive her he had got into a panic.
He drove home with her body in his car, stopping on the way to put it in the boot.
Miss Pedley said Hiscock decided to get rid of the body to avoid telling the truth to his partner and the next day drove to Snitterfield where he left the body near a bridleway.
The dogwalker had spotted Ms Nedic's body beneath a car seat and there were fresh tyre tracks.
Hiscock, who at the time was banned for drink driving, was arrested after DNA from the body was matched to his.
A post mortem showed Ms Nedic, of no fixed address but who worked as a prostitute in Wolverhampton, was suffering from deep vein thrombosis and a pneumonia-like chest infection.
Adrian Keeling, in mitigation, said: "It was while they were having sex that the awful realisation dawned on him that she had stopped breathing.
"She was clearly a very ill young lady as a result of recent hard drug abuse. He found himself in a quandary and he acted stupidly.
"He accepts this young lady should have been given dignity in death and is devastated with shame."
Jailing Hiscock, Judge Christopher Hodson said: "You acted that night out of panic when you placed that young woman's body in the boot of your car, but you had a chance to think about it, and after you had reflected on your situation you feared you would be suspected of something more serious."
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||May 1, 2004|
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