Rotherham man found guilty after raping an unconscious woman 

by | Oct 27, 2023

Image: Christopher Pearce mugshot

Justice has been served for victim of sexual assault as the man has been sentenced to 14 years in jail.

In a three-day trial, Sheffield Crown Court heard how Christopher Pearce, 31, from Crownhill Road, Brinsworth assaulted a woman by putting his hands down her trousers, despite the victim telling him to stop before she fell asleep. 

The victim told the court that when she woke up Pearce was shining a light in her face and said: “You were awake for that weren’t you?”

She later realised that her trousers were gone and she felt some pain.

Detective Constable Katy Walker said: “The victim has shown true bravery and determination during this trial.

“Despite the overwhelming forensic evidence, Pearce refused to admit his crimes. 

“We would like to thank the victim for helping us with our investigation, ensuring that Pearce paid for the truly horrific crime he committed.

“We hope this sentence provides the relief the victim needs to attempt to move on with her life.” 

On Friday 20 October, the court found Christopher Pearce guilty of rape and sexual assault, sentencing him to 14 years in jail.