Detention for student sex attacker

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Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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A teenager has been given a two-year detention order for sexually assaulting a student who wrote a powerful open letter to her attacker.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was told he will spend around half of that period in a young offenders’ institution and the rest under supervision for the attack in Chalk Farm, north London, last month.

Highbury Magistrates’ Court, sitting as a youth court, heard that the teenager grabbed Ione Wells, 20, from behind as she walked home after a night out.

He pushed her to the ground and smashed her head against the pavement, before grabbing at her chest with such force that it tore her bra in half.

Afterwards, Miss Wells, an Oxford University student, waived her right to anonymity to launch a campaign highlighting that such assaults are never the fault of the victim using the hashtag #notguilty.

Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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