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Hotel room sex attacker William McAdam jailed for four months

By Paul Higgins

A man who sexually assaulted a hotel guest after following her to her room has been jailed for four months.

Having heard how William McAdam (34) groped the woman's breasts and told her he wanted to have sex with her, District Judge Peter King said his offences were "at the upper end of the scale", especially as he had been assessed as posing a high likelihood of reoffending.

At Antrim Magistrates Court, McAdam was also told he has to sign the police sex offenders register for the next seven years and is subject to a seven-year Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

At an earlier hearing, McAdam, from Ballymena Road in Doagh, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and one of trespassing into a room at the Dunadry Hotel with intent to commit sexual assault last September 3.

The court had heard how he entered a female guest's room "and grabbed her left breast".

She pushed him away but he grabbed her other breast. When she pushed him away again, said a lawyer, "he grabbed her around the waist and said that he wanted to have sex with her".

McAdam was taken to the cells, but freed on bail pending an appeal a short time later.

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