Hermes delivery driver who sexually assaulted disabled woman in her home jailed for four years

A Hermes delivery driver who sexually assaulted a disabled woman as he delivered a parcel at her home has been jailed for four years.

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Wasim Bhar, 24, exposed himself and groped the terrified 52-year-old victim in her own home as the she tried to push him off.

The woman told the jury: “He gave me the parcel, and I threw it behind me in the hallway, and said ‘thank you.’

“He said, ‘I’ve seen you before. I fancy you, love’.

 

“I said, ‘You don’t even know me, and I don’t know you.’ I stood there feeling shocked.”

Bhar then then asked the victim if she was alone and she said someone else was in the house with her.

She went on: “He backed off, but then he came back at me.
“He grabbed my arm and held it up, and then he pulled my t-shirt up.

“I started pushing him out of the door, but he kept coming back, asking me to do things with him.

“I was scared for my life.”

Bhar had denied any wrongdoing and claimed the woman was delusional but was convicted after the jury heard he had left DNA at the scene.

Judge Richard Griffith-Jones said: “You attacked a woman who was disabled.

“She manages very well, but she needs that important commodity for someone who is disabled, confidence. She puts great store by the haven and refuge of her home.

“You had access to her by reason of your employment as a delivery driver, something you should not have been doing. They would never have employed you if they had known what a thoroughly dishonest person you were.

An impact statement by the victim was read out before sentencing. She said: “My home was all I had, and was my safe place. Since this thing happened to me it’s not my safe place anymore, because of this man.”

Bhar from, Highgate, Birmingham, was jailed for four years and must sign the sex offender register for life.

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