Robert Hugel, aged 26, of Hartley Street, Boston, has been sentenced today to four years and ten months for attempted rape.
This follows an incident reported to us on 1 August where a woman was found in a distressed state on Mitre Lane in Boston.
After extensive CCTV enquiries and a witness appeal, Hugel was identified as a suspect. He was charged and remanded into custody on 13 August. Hugel later pleaded guilty to attempt rape on the 13 October.
Detective Inspector Gemma Smith said, “We would like to, first and foremost, pay tribute to the victim. She has been deeply distressed by the incident and incredibly brave in her support for the investigation.
“The details of this case are chilling and it was right that we should treat it with the seriousness it deserved. Our team worked tirelessly to identify the suspect and build a portfolio of evidence against him. I hope that at least brings some comfort to the victim and to the community.
“Hugel was identified swiftly, charged and remanded within two weeks of the offence. I would like to thank the Officers involved in making sure this happened, and the public who provided witness statement and information. This is a rare occurrence, but something that should never happen. We hope the case serves as a deterrent to offenders and a reassurance to our communities that we will relentlessly pursue offenders.” Help and support for sexual assault
If you need help, or more information, please visit our section on sexual assault.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault remember that what has happened is not your fault. You are not to blame and there is help for you.
If you are hurt and need medical attention, call 999 and ask for an ambulance or go to your local Accident and Emergency department. Otherwise, go somewhere where you feel safe.
Try not to be alone. See if a friend or someone you trust can be with you. Talk to someone about what has happened. In addition to this, or if you don't feel like talking to a friend or family member yet, please consider contacting the sexual assault referral clinic Spring Lodge or Lincolnshire Rape Crisis.
To report any recent or non-recent incidents to us call 101 or 999 if it’s an emergency. We have specially trained Officers to investigate and support you through the process.