A New Cross pervert who jumped into the bed of a woman renting a room in his house while she was sleeping has been jailed.

Francis Ezenwankwo, 34, rented out his home in Heston Street via SpareRoom.co.uk to a woman who was visiting from another country.

The woman slept in the room on the night of August 5 but woke up during the night to find Ezenwankwo in her bed.

She tried to kick him out but Ezenwankwo did not move and sexually assaulted her.

The victim reported the attack to police and he was arrested on August 22 and charged with assault by penetration.

He appeared in front of Snaresbrook Crown Court on June 22 where he was found guilty and jailed for six years.

He was also handed a five year sexual harm prevention order, which means he cannot offer any room for rent for the next five years.

Trainee Detective Constable Harriet Lyons said: “The victim has shown real strength in coming forward and reporting to police.

"I encourage anyone else who may have been a victim to come forward and contact the police.

“Ezenwankwo's sentence and Sexual Harm Prevention Order demonstrates how seriously the police and the courts taken this type of offending. I hope that it will act as a deterrent to others.”