Sexual assault sentencing
A 26-year-old woman has today been sentenced to 32 months imprisonment after admitting her role in the sexual assault of another woman in Norwich.
Alyshia Newton of Friends Road, Norwich, was arrested by officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Rape Investigation Unit on Monday 3 August 2014 after the victim contacted the police.
Newton was later charged after officers discovered video footage on her mobile phone of the victim being assaulted by a man.
Enquiries led officers to 36-year-old Victor Chokor of Balfour Street, Norwich, who was subsequently arrested on Friday 14 August 2014.
Chokor was later charged and pleaded guilty at Norwich Crown Court to sexual assault and possession of extreme images on Monday 30 November 2015. Newton pleaded guilty to sexual assault on the same day.
Footage taken from Newton’s phone showed the victim lying unconscious while Chokor assaulted her. Giggling from a female voice is also heard.
"...it was a difficult decision for the victim to come forward to police and we would like to commend the courage she has shown."
The incident took place at Chokor’s Norwich address in July 2014 where the victim had gone to socialise.
Detective Constable Paul White of the Constabulary’s Rape Investigation Unit, said: "The victim woke up, after passing out on a sofa, with no knowledge the offence had taken place.
"It was only days later when she saw the footage that she realised what had happened to her.
"Given the circumstances it was a difficult decision for the victim to come forward to police and we would like to commend the courage she has shown.”
Newton was also given a 10 year restraining order, handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years and placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.
Chokor was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment, handed a 10 year restraining order as well as a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.