Thursday, October 29, 2009
Footballer jailed for sex assault
Premier League footballer Marlon King has been jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting a woman - and will be sacked by Wigan Athletic. The striker was repeatedly "cold-shouldered" by the student in a bar in London, Southwark Crown Court heard.
King was convicted of sexually assaulting the woman and causing actual bodily harm at the bar last December. Following sentence, the jury heard the player had 13 previous convictions, including violence against women. During the trial, the court heard he groped his 20-year-old victim and then punched her, leaving her with a broken nose.