Sutton man attacked woman for refusing sex

A Sutton man has escaped prison after he beat up a woman who refused to sleep with him.

Jason Cartwright (20), of Short Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, turned on the woman as they walked back from a night in the pub, Mansfield Magistrates Court heard on Wednesday, 5th June.

The woman, identified in court as Kristie Carling, had been in a brief relationship with Cartwright previously, but had told him she was not interested in rekindling the relationship, the court heard.

Prosecutor David Miles said that Cartwright and Miss Carling had both been out drinking as part of a larger group in Sutton Town Centre on 19th August last year.

Cartwright had been making sexual advances throughout the evening, which Miss Carling had rejected, Mr Miles said.

At around 2am the group were walking back towards their homes when Cartwright again made sexual advances.

When they were again rejected by Miss Carling, Cartwright grabbed her by her hair and punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.

He then stood over her and repeatedly punched her to the face before being pulled away by another man, the court heard.

Defending, Deborah Bell said: “This case dates back to last August and Mr Cartwright wasn’t even interviewed about it until February. Due to the passage of time, and because he’d had quite a lot to drink, he couldn’t really remember much about the incident.”

Cartwright had initially denied the charge of common assault, but pleaded guilty on the day of his trial. He was given an 18-week suspended sentence, ordered to pay £200 in compensation and made to complete 150 hours of unpaid work in the community.