A sick pervert, who sexually assaulted an elderly dementia sufferer, who later died, in her own home has been handed a nine-year prison sentence.

Amersham Crown Court heard that Winston George was visiting the woman on 12 April last year, when he sexually assaulted his victim inside her home.

Due to her condition, the victim was unable to communicate to George that his advances were not wanted and the 57-year-old was stopped by a family member who called police.

George, a trusted visitor to the home, was later arrested by Thames Valley Police and was found guilty of one count of penetrative sexual activity with a mentally disordered female, following a four-day trial.

George, of Chairborough Road, High Wycombe, was sentenced to the nine year jail term on Thursday (16 November) after a jury found him unanimously guilty.

The jury heard that the elderly woman has since died and investigating officer, detective constable Kay Dickinson of Force CID, based at Wycombe police station, said that this was a "distressing" case.

"This was a distressing case to deal with for all those involved. The victim was extremely vulnerable because she had dementia which rendered her unable to refuse sexual activity with Winston George," said Dickinson according to the Bucks Free Press.

"Sadly, since the offence the victim has died but I am satisfied that justice has been done for her and her family.

"I want to thank the victim's family for their support, the witnesses who gave evidence, the Crown Prosecution Service for bringing the case to court and the jury who listened to all the evidence and delivered a unanimous guilty verdict."

A spokesman for the constabulary said: "On the afternoon of April 12 last year George visited the home address of the victim, a vulnerable elderly woman with dementia.

"George had sexual activity with the victim. During the offence he was disturbed by a family member who called the police.

"Winston was arrested at the scene and following an investigation was charged on 7 June this year."