Woman sexually assaulted stranger in his home after being denied bus fare to get into Peterborough city centre

A woman has been jailed after she sexually assaulted a stranger in his own home.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 5:29 pm

Michelle Hall (54) turned up at the victim’s home in Huntingdon unannounced at 11.25pm on October 16.

As he answered the door Hall asked if he would give her five pounds for a bus into Peterborough city centre.

The victim refused, but Hall pushed her way past him into his home. Once inside Hall turned and offered to perform a sex act on the victim in exchange for the bus fare.

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Michelle Hall

The victim refused once more, prompting Hall to begin sexually assaulting him despite him repeatedly asking her to stop.

The victim called police as Hall fled into the town centre. He gave a description and she was later identified via CCTV images and arrested.

In custody Hall admitted the offence, saying: “You don’t have to take swabs, I’m guilty.”

On Monday at Peterborough Crown Court Hall, of High Street, Huntingdon, was jailed for 20 months and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

PC Jess Porter said: “This has been a harrowing experience for the victim who was forced to endure an unexpected ordeal in his own home.

“I would like to applaud the victim for having the courage to report this offence to police. Sexual offences can happen to anyone and we will always take allegations seriously.”

More information on sexual offences and the support options available to victims can be found at: www.cambs.police.uk/sexoffences.