A student sexually assaulted two women at a Halloween party before asking one of them to tell the university his behaviour “was not that bad”.
Stian Sanchez, 23, admitted seven counts of sexual assault at student accommodation in south London in November last year.
The Psychology student grabbed one of the women and then gripped her around the throat, before pinning her to the ground.
He then moved on to another woman, who screamed for him to stop as he tried to carry her to his room, Inner London Crown Court heard today.
After the assault, American-born Sanchez messaged one of the women on Snapchat asking her to play down the seriousness of his behaviour when speaking to the university.
He told her on Snapchat: “I’m asking now to please tell the university it was not that bad and went out of hand because we were drinking. Doing this could save my education.
“It would mean the world to me. I don’t want something like this to ruin everything I have been working for. Please can you help? It would mean more than I can say.”
The woman apologised but said she would tell the truth when speaking to the university’s disciplinary panel.
Prosecutor Laura Stevenson told the court: “Throughout the course of the evening the defendant was getting intoxicated and was extremely drunk by the time the party was at the flat.
“He was overly affectionate to one of the victims, picking her up, hugging her and touching her bottom.
“It became more aggressive, he grabbed her by the throat and pinned her to the floor and got on top of her.
“Other people in the flat were shouting at him to get off but he did not listen, he remained where he was.”
Judge Ian Darling said he was shocked to see the severity of the bruising Sanchez caused on the woman’s thighs and bottom.
Sanchez kept putting his hands on the thigh, waist and breasts of the second victim, who arrived at the party sober, the court heard, adding he repeatedly tried to “pull her in for a hug”.
Ms Stevenson said: “He got up and put one hand on her waist and one underneath her legs and picked her up.
“She was screaming telling him to put her down. He carried her around the kitchen and moved his hand towards her groin.
“The other victim was following them trying to get him to stop. He tried to open the door to his room and she tried to pull her friend away.
“In the melee that followed the second victim ended up on the floor with the defendant next to her.”
The second victim’s knees were bruised after falling on the floor, the court head.
After sexually assaulting the second victim a second time, flatmates ushered him into bed.
In a victim impact statement, the second woman said: “I constantly repeat what happened in my head, I remember every single detail. I’m scared to go out at night on my own.
“I feel I have been taken advantage of and this has tainted my perception of being with a man.”
The other woman said in a statement: “This has left me feeling scared to get close to a guy again. It made me feel very uncomfortable, I shouldn’t have to worry about what I’m wearing on a night out.”
Defence lawyer Andrew Cohen, said the 23-year-old has been “socially ostracised” since the incident.
Despite being outcast, he does plan to continue his studies at the university.
American born Sanchez worked as a scaffolder in Norway to fund his studies, Mr Cohen said.
Judge Darling said: “Both women in their own words highlight what is so very serious about this sort of offending, regardless of the state the defendant is or isn’t in. The impact remains even if the remorse is clear.
“What you did is deeply unpleasant, deeply unwelcome and unwanted and it has had lasting consequences on both young ladies. I’m prepared to accept that you were extremely drunk. I’m prepared to accept this was entirely out of character.
“I’m satisfied you too have suffered significantly. Your suffering must inevitably come secondary to the victim’s in this case.”
Sanchez, of Southwark, south London, was given a two-year community order and ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work.
He will also be subject to a three-month curfew.
One count of kidnap and one count of committing kidnap with an intention to commit a sexual offence was ordered to lie on the file.
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