Judge sends man to special hospital after sex attack in Lakeside Country Park in Eastleigh

Man who carried otu sex attack on woman jogger in park is sent to hospital indefinitely

Man who carried otu sex attack on woman jogger in park is sent to hospital indefinitely

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AN Eastleigh man, who molested a jogger as she worked out in a Hampshire park, has been sent to a special hospital indefinitely after a judge branded him a danger to the public.

The victim was exercising on a bench when she was approached by Simon Gould and made it plain she did not want to talk to him.

But he refused to go away, eventually saying: “I’ve had enough.”

Gould then suddenly grabbed her from behind and as he put his arm around her neck, she felt she was being strangled and feared she was about to be raped as he fondled her breasts, the court heard.

She screamed at him to stop and shouted for help and he eventually had to let go when another man came into Lakeside Country Park in Eastleigh.

Gould ran off but was later arrested in the town.

Denying a charge of sexual assault, he claimed the woman had exposed herself to him and they had discussed taking matters further.

He also said it had been another man who had attacked her.

Jurors threw out his defence and convicted him. Sentence was then adjourned for probation and psychiatric reports.

Today Judge Peter Henry told Gould he had agreed with their verdict.

Psychiatrist Catherine Sherwin told Southampton Crown Court Gould – who sat in the dock with three staff from Ravenswood Hospital - was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and was sexually disinhibited.

“He suffers from a mental illness which can be treated and a bed is available for him,” she said.

Passing sentence, the judge referred to the victim’s impact statement in which she said she could not sleep properly, had lost confidence and fearful of what might have happened had the other man not turned up.

He added that Gould’s previous convictions were not the most serious but had a worrying trait.

He had been violent to his family, the police, hospital and prison staff, and that had escalated into sexual violence on a stranger, the judge said.

“I am clearly of the opinion your pose a high risk of causing harm to the public. There is a clear pattern which drives me to that conclusion,” said judge Henry

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2:31pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Brite Spark says...

How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release?
How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release? Brite Spark
  • Score: 24

3:20pm Fri 25 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Brite Spark wrote:
How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release?
And then goes missing.....
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release?[/p][/quote]And then goes missing..... burgerboy
  • Score: 22

3:27pm Fri 25 Jul 14

camerajuan says...

Are all sexual predators free to use this as their defence now?
Are all sexual predators free to use this as their defence now? camerajuan
  • Score: 20

3:39pm Fri 25 Jul 14

rudolph_hucker says...

As she fondled he breast....
Reporting up to the usual standards then.
As she fondled he breast.... Reporting up to the usual standards then. rudolph_hucker
  • Score: 22

4:06pm Fri 25 Jul 14

The_Fuzz22 says...

This was painful to read for both the story and deplorable writing style.
This was painful to read for both the story and deplorable writing style. The_Fuzz22
  • Score: 29

4:12pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Sounds like he needs help,hospital probably the best place as I'm not sure there's much of a cure for schizophrenia. Feel sorry for the woman though,must've been a terrifying experience for her.
Sounds like he needs help,hospital probably the best place as I'm not sure there's much of a cure for schizophrenia. Feel sorry for the woman though,must've been a terrifying experience for her. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: -11

4:14pm Fri 25 Jul 14

S!monOn says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
As she fondled he breast....
Reporting up to the usual standards then.
Reminds me of the Mrs when she's at the supermarket aisle for the chicken.....
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: As she fondled he breast.... Reporting up to the usual standards then.[/p][/quote]Reminds me of the Mrs when she's at the supermarket aisle for the chicken..... S!monOn
  • Score: 16

4:15pm Fri 25 Jul 14

southy says...

Brite Spark wrote:
How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release?
When a panel of people can deem it safe for him to be release
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release?[/p][/quote]When a panel of people can deem it safe for him to be release southy
  • Score: -18

4:18pm Fri 25 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Shame he is not on his way to the MORGUE !! At least then people will be safe . Give him a LETHAL injection and do us all a favour .
Shame he is not on his way to the MORGUE !! At least then people will be safe . Give him a LETHAL injection and do us all a favour . SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 5

4:37pm Fri 25 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

southy wrote:
Brite Spark wrote:
How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release?
When a panel of people can deem it safe for him to be release
Hopefully never then.......
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release?[/p][/quote]When a panel of people can deem it safe for him to be release[/p][/quote]Hopefully never then....... burgerboy
  • Score: 15

4:41pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Symnz says...

"as she fondled he breasts, the court heard."

How about some proof reading here?
"as she fondled he breasts, the court heard." How about some proof reading here? Symnz
  • Score: 21

4:46pm Fri 25 Jul 14

S!monOn says...

Symnz wrote:
"as she fondled he breasts, the court heard."

How about some proof reading here?
Somebody hand the reporter a wet wipe.... it appears he was typing one handed!!
[quote][p][bold]Symnz[/bold] wrote: "as she fondled he breasts, the court heard." How about some proof reading here?[/p][/quote]Somebody hand the reporter a wet wipe.... it appears he was typing one handed!! S!monOn
  • Score: 10

4:57pm Fri 25 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
As she fondled he breast....
Reporting up to the usual standards then.
AH leave him alone, In all probability he was getting a bit excited as he was writing this bit.....(;o)
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: As she fondled he breast.... Reporting up to the usual standards then.[/p][/quote]AH leave him alone, In all probability he was getting a bit excited as he was writing this bit.....(;o) burgerboy
  • Score: 13

5:29pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Sounds like he needs help,hospital probably the best place as I'm not sure there's much of a cure for schizophrenia. Feel sorry for the woman though,must've been a terrifying experience for her.
True, there are relapses. But tens of thousands of schizophrenics live peacefully in the community, never offending and somehow one wonders whether a schizophrenic would "wriggle" with multiple denials. Schizophrenia and dissembling are unusual traits to be found in the same individual.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Sounds like he needs help,hospital probably the best place as I'm not sure there's much of a cure for schizophrenia. Feel sorry for the woman though,must've been a terrifying experience for her.[/p][/quote]True, there are relapses. But tens of thousands of schizophrenics live peacefully in the community, never offending and somehow one wonders whether a schizophrenic would "wriggle" with multiple denials. Schizophrenia and dissembling are unusual traits to be found in the same individual. Dai Rear
  • Score: 4

5:40pm Fri 25 Jul 14

southy says...

burgerboy wrote:
southy wrote:
Brite Spark wrote:
How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release?
When a panel of people can deem it safe for him to be release
Hopefully never then.......
It could end up being so, the Judge is not allowed to give life (some thing to do with human rights), He will go though medical check ups every so often and when that team says he is cured, he then go's though this panel and they will decide if its saft to release him or not (some thing like a parol panel for prisons)
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: How long will it be before he is allowed out on day release?[/p][/quote]When a panel of people can deem it safe for him to be release[/p][/quote]Hopefully never then.......[/p][/quote]It could end up being so, the Judge is not allowed to give life (some thing to do with human rights), He will go though medical check ups every so often and when that team says he is cured, he then go's though this panel and they will decide if its saft to release him or not (some thing like a parol panel for prisons) southy
  • Score: -5

5:55pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Reality-man says...

It's a good job that the reporting and grammar is so poor (yet you all come back to read it day after day). I mean, how else would you all fill your days?
It's a good job that the reporting and grammar is so poor (yet you all come back to read it day after day). I mean, how else would you all fill your days? Reality-man
  • Score: 1

6:31pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Block 42 says...

As she fondled he breasts...havnt heard that line since I was in bangkok
As she fondled he breasts...havnt heard that line since I was in bangkok Block 42
  • Score: 8

8:18pm Fri 25 Jul 14

BeyondImagination says...

He gets hospital. I hope his victim gets the best professional support too.
He gets hospital. I hope his victim gets the best professional support too. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 5

8:45am Sun 27 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Sounds like he needs help,hospital probably the best place as I'm not sure there's much of a cure for schizophrenia. Feel sorry for the woman though,must've been a terrifying experience for her.
True, there are relapses. But tens of thousands of schizophrenics live peacefully in the community, never offending and somehow one wonders whether a schizophrenic would "wriggle" with multiple denials. Schizophrenia and dissembling are unusual traits to be found in the same individual.
Weird isn't it..we both get thumbs down for trying to make informed,compassiona
te comments,yet all the prurient comments get thumbs up!
There's two victims in this whole sorry affair,and making a joke of it doesn't help either of them.
Some people need to get a life.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Sounds like he needs help,hospital probably the best place as I'm not sure there's much of a cure for schizophrenia. Feel sorry for the woman though,must've been a terrifying experience for her.[/p][/quote]True, there are relapses. But tens of thousands of schizophrenics live peacefully in the community, never offending and somehow one wonders whether a schizophrenic would "wriggle" with multiple denials. Schizophrenia and dissembling are unusual traits to be found in the same individual.[/p][/quote]Weird isn't it..we both get thumbs down for trying to make informed,compassiona te comments,yet all the prurient comments get thumbs up! There's two victims in this whole sorry affair,and making a joke of it doesn't help either of them. Some people need to get a life. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 4

3:07am Fri 15 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

Probably a long time if he is under a home office section.
Probably a long time if he is under a home office section. Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

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