Exmouth man, 24, found guilty of groping woman

PUBLISHED: 15:11 18 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:12 18 May 2016

Archant

A plasterer from Exmouth has been warned he faces jail after being found guilty of groping a comatose woman after playing a drinking game called Shot Roulette.

A plasterer from Exmouth has been warned he faces jail after being found guilty of groping a comatose woman after playing a drinking game called Shot Roulette.

Exeter Crown Court heard the victim was left traumatised.

Jamie Luxton, 24, of King Street, Exmouth, was cleared of one charge of groping the woman, but found guilty of a second charge.

He claimed she had given drunken consent to everything he did.

Judge Graham Cottle adjourned the case for a probation report and bailed Luxton. He told him: “You should not take that as any indication of sentence.

“The overwhelming likelihood is that for these offences you will receive an immediate custodial sentence.”

During a three-day trial, the woman claimed she was assaulted twice when she was very drunk after taking part in a drinking game.

Luxton denied assaulting the woman. He said she was smiling and initiated contact on each occasion. He said she had consented to everything.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Exmouth Journal. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Exmouth Journal