Leeds woman bit sex attacker’s tongue

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A man who sexually assaulted a woman after she bit off part of his tongue when he made advances towards her has been jailed for 12 months.

Thabiso Moyo, 36, carried out the attack on the woman in her Leeds home after a violent struggle.

Leeds Crown Court heard Moyo had been friends with the woman and she had allowed him to store property at her house while he found somewhere to live.

Patrick Gallagher, prosecuting, said Moyo let himself in to the woman’s home at 10pm on August 16 this year when she was in bed.

He went into the bedroom and asked her if she had any food before starting a conversation. The woman became concerned and asked him to leave before Moyo put his hand across her throat and chest.

She bit him on the wrist and Moyo agreed to leave. As he went to lock the door he pushed her and she stumbled onto the stairs.

He then tried to kiss her and put his tongue in her mouth.

Mr Gallagher said: “On putting his tongue in her mouth she bit a piece of his tongue off. The defendant accepts that he lost his temper as a result of her actions.”

Moyo then carried out a sexual assault on the woman before leaving the house. A short time later the victim contacted the police and Moyo rang an ambulance for himself.

He refused to comment in interview after being arrested. Moyo, a Zimbabwean national, of Mitford Terrace, Armley, pleaded guilty to sexual assault by penetration.

Judge James Spencer jailed him for 12 months and he was ordered to go on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

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