An Australian man has been sentenced to two years in jail for breaking into a woman’s home and licking her private parts.
A woman was sleeping in bed with her boyfriend in their home in Potts Point, a suburb of Sydney, when she woke up to somebody licking her private parts. When she first woke up, she thought it was her boyfriend, but after about 20 seconds, she realized that it was not him.
The woman reached over and felt her boyfriend sleeping next to her, grabbed his arm and told him, “Someone is there.”
“What the f**K,” her boyfriend said. “Who are you?”
According to the Daily Mail, Joseph Taouk, 35, has been sentenced to jail for breaking into the couple’s home at around 3:30 a.m. on February 9, 2015.
When Taouk was caught, he responded, “Sorry, sorry I thought this was the boarding house. The front door was open.”
The woman’s boyfriend walked Taouk out of his home and returned to the bedroom to find his girlfriend sobbing, feeling terrified and violated by what happened. She felt physically sick and had to take a shower after the incident.
She said she didn’t want to tell police initially, but when she told her stepfather the next day, he took her to Kings Cross police to file a report.
Later that day, police found Taouk “nervous and sweating” walking around the area.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Taouk has been sentenced to a minimum of two years in jail after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman and breaking into her home.
New South Wales District Court Judge Paul Conlan spoke during the sentencing about how the woman expressed that she has suffered psychologically since the “life changing event.”
The judge explained that police arrested Taouk after his DNA was found on the victim’s pajama pants. He was also captured in CCTV footage on the street of the victim’s home.
Taouk wrote an apology letter, which Judge Conlan read in court. In the letter, Taouk says he was suffering from a mental illness at the time of the incident.
“I am sincerely sorry towards making the victim feel so disgusted and violated and wish none of this had ever happened,’ Taouk wrote in the letter. “I am so sorry with all my heart and hope the victim is getting better with her life, no woman deserves that in her life.”
Taouk said in the letter that he was “absolutely delusional at the time,” and that his decisions were made because he was “just following voices.”
Judge Conlan said that he took Taouk’s mental illness into consideration when sentencing him.
Taouk will be eligible for parole on March 16.
Sources: Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Mail / Photo Credit: Tony Webster/Flickr