Man and woman sexually assaulted mentally-ill woman at Lewisham care home

Susan Hone

Jeffrey Cormack

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

A BROCKLEY woman and Catford man carried out vile sexual assaults on a mentally-ill woman at a Lewisham care home, leaving her "traumatised".

Jeffrey Cormack and Susan Hone visited the 22-year-old woman at a care home for people with mental health issues in Lewisham at around 10pm on August 2 2012.

Hone brought the victim something to eat and then began to touch her inappropriately.

She ignored the woman's plea for her to stop, continuing to undress before sexually assaulting her. Cormack then also sexually assaulted and raped the victim.

Cormack, aged 49, of Stanstead Road, Catford, who had already been found guilty of rape and two counts of sexual assault, was jailed for six years at Woolwich Crown Court today (January 16).

Hone, aged 48, of Upper Brockley Road, Brockley, was also charged with the same three offences. She had been deemed unfit to stand trial but was found to have committed the two acts of sexual assault. She will be sentenced at a later date.

Speaking afterwards, Detective Constable Liz McAvoy, from the Met's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse command said: "The victim in this case was spending an evening with people she classed as friends. Cormack and Hone made sexual advances toward the victim who rejected those advances.

"They ignored her protests and took advantage of the vulnerable woman. The courage shown by the traumatised victim to report the attack to police, whilst also receiving treatment for her mental health issues, cannot be underestimated.

"I hope her example will give others the courage to make that call."

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1:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

oxymoron. white rabbit9
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9:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

sarfflondonbird says...

What a pair of shysters. I don't know about imprisonment, they should both be shot.
What a pair of shysters. I don't know about imprisonment, they should both be shot. sarfflondonbird
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