Stuart Rouse – Northfield

Sex beast Stuart Rouse jailed for trying to rape woman in hotel room after Christmas night out.

He said she could sleep in his bed – and promised ‘nothing would happen’ 

STUART ROUSE JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS   

A drunken sex beast has been jailed for trying to rape a woman in his Birmingham city centre hotel room after a Christmas night out.

Stuart Rouse sexually assaulted the victim as she slept in his bed – after promising her that “nothing would happen” and he would sleep elsewhere.

The victim, who was fully-clothed, fled when he tried to rape her in December 2015.

She was so traumatised by her ordeal that she had split from her long-term boyfriend, a court heard.

Rouse, 36, of Redhill Road, Northfield, was jailed for five-and-a-half years after he was convicted of sexual assault and attempted rape.

He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

A jury was previously told that the victim went to Rouse’s room at the Crowne Plaza hotel with him and two of his colleagues after they had been drinking in the foyer.

Rouse had been out with around a dozen co-workers for a Christmas meal and ended up in the Relfex nightcub before several returned to the Crowne Plaza, where they planned to spend the night.

The victim, who had also been out in the city centre, took cocaine with one of the other men in the bedroom but she later found herself alone with Rouse. 

He said she could stay in her room and he would sleep in a chair.

But she later awoke to find Rouse next to her on the bed as he attacked her.

Passing sentence, Judge Richard Bond told Warwick Crown Court the victim “was in a state of shock and wanted to pretend it simply was not happening”.

But he said she rushed out of the room when Rouse tried to rape her.

The judge told Rouse: “It is plain to me that, while heavily under the influence of alcohol, you decided to try and have intercourse with a woman you believed would be utterly compliant, because you knew she was drunk and had snorted cocaine.

“You knew she was not consenting because you committed these acts believing she was asleep in your bed.

“You had promised her nothing would happen, and you broke that promise.

“You need to realise that you are the author of your own misfortune.

“You specifically targeted a particularly vulnerable woman.

“The only reason you failed was because your victim got away from you.”

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