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UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Portsmouth man found guilty of stranger attack

|News, Sexual offences

Update: Temearauebikonte Okiy was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment today (24 February 2023) at Portsmouth Crown Court.

A man from Portsmouth has been found guilty today (16 January 2023) at Portsmouth Crown Court of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

Temearauebikonte Okiy, 38, approached the girl when she was making her way home during the evening of 17 July 2022. Despite being told to leave her alone, and her age, Okiy pestered the girl before sexually assaulting her a number of times as she made her way towards St. Mary’s Road.

During her ordeal, she took a picture of Okiy on her phone and he was also clearly visible in CCTV – this led to him being quickly identified following a social media appeal by the police.

After a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court, the jury found him guilty of assault by penetration and three counts of sexual assault.

Nicola Morse, CPS Wessex Senior Crown Prosecutor, said: “Okiy tried to suggest that the sexual contact between them was consensual, but this was clearly not the case. He was responsible for a prolonged and frightening sexual attack on a young woman, completely unknown to him.

“I would like to thank the victim for supporting the prosecution of this case. There is no doubt that her compelling evidence ensured that there was a successful conviction today.

“The CPS worked with the police from the earliest opportunity to identify reasonable lines of enquiry to ensure that a strong case was put before the court as quickly as possible."

Notes to editors

  • Temearauebikonte Okiy DOB 27/12/1984
  • Okiy pleaded guilty to a count of sexual assault on 9 January 2023.
  • He will be sentenced for all offences at a later date
  • CPS Wessex continues to work with our partner police forces across Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Dorset and Wiltshire to improve outcomes for victims in rape and serious sexual assault cases

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