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Man sexually assaults woman who was stranded on the side of the road after her car got a flat tire

By Mason White 1:58 PM March 4, 2016
Flat tire (illustration) 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after sexually assaulting a woman who was stranded on the side of the road, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 37-year-old Robert Wright of Bedfordshire, has been sentenced to serve 4 years in jail after being convicted of sexual assault.

According to the police investigation, on the afternoon that the 40-year-old woman was stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire, Wright approached her riding on his bicycle.

The woman could smell alcohol on Wright, and felt uncomfortable by his presence. She felt that he was getting too close to her and invading her personal space.

Wright said that he would try and help, but as the woman was reaching into the vehicle, she suddenly felt his arms reaching around her waist and his hand up her skirt.

The court heard that Wright then struggled with the woman as he tried to drag her into a field, but he did not expect her to put up such a fight and he was forced to flee from the scene.

He dropped his plastic lunchbox, which police used to track him down.