Man who broke into property and sexually assaulted a woman is sentenced

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for sexual offences in Oxford.

The above pictured man, Nelson Soares, aged 28, of Shelford Place in Oxford was charged with five offences, each occuring on separate occasions in Headington last year. Two took place in January, two were in June and one was in August.

These incidents involved sexual assault by penetration, voyeurism and one count of trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence.  In one harrowing incident, Soares gained access to a property through an insecure window and raped a 21-year-old woman, and in other incidents, he trespassed into properties with the same intent.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Bruce Riddell said:

“The sexual assault was a significant incident in Oxford in February last year and as a result a number of high visibility patrols were put in place making the area hostile to this offender.  I’d like to thank all the victims in this case as they have consistently supported the police during this investigation. It has been a complex case, which involved a number of different officers across the force.”

Soares was sentenced to ten years imprisonment at a hearing at Oxford Crown Court and will also be on the Sex Offenders Register for life and has an extended license period of four years.

Detective Chief Inspector Bruce Riddell continued:

“The investigation team throughout has been meticulous and professional, leading to the guilty plea from Soares.  I’m glad that finally Soares has admitted to these offences, preventing the victims from going through a potentially lengthy court process and he will now have time to reflect on the damage caused by his actions. Soares is clearly a dangerous man, who poses a risk to the public. Thames Valley Police takes reports of this nature very seriously and will investigate thoroughly.”