Meals-on-wheels delivery driver, 59, who sexually assaulted dementia patient, 93, even when others were in the house is jailed for 14 years
- Frank Greco, 59, repeatedly assaulted a dementia patient in Swindon home
A meals-on-wheels delivery driver who sexually assaulted a dementia patient even when others were in the house has been jailed for 14 years today.
Frank Greco repeatedly assaulted the 93-year-old woman while working as a driver delivering hot meals to elderly and vulnerable people, a court heard.
The 59-year-old, from Swindon, Wilts, sexually assaulted the woman in her own home between March and April last year.
The court was told that the delivery driver was caught after the victim’s son viewed CCTV from inside his mother’s home, which uncovered multiple incidents.
Due to her dementia, the victim was unable to give consent or report was was happening to her.
Greco admitted to attempted rape, assault by penetration, and sexual assault at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to over 14 years in jail at Swindon Crown Court today.
Frank Greco repeatedly assaulted the 93-year-old woman while working as a delivery driver
The court heard that Greco, who worked delivering meals in the Swindon area, would even assault the victim whilst others were in the house with them.
The woman’s family immediately reported this to the police who arrested Greco and uncovered items in his car which suggested premeditation for his offences.
Greco was captured on the CCTV footage using an item found in the car during one of the assaults.
He initially denied any wrongdoing after his arrest, but admitted his guilt once presented with the evidence.
Ashleigh Doy, Specialist Rape Prosecutor at CPS Wessex, said: ‘Greco is a dangerous predator who targeted a vulnerable woman for his own selfish sexual gratification.
‘He was entrusted to provide a service of care to the victim, and he coldly abused that trust.
‘It would have been clear to Greco that the victim could not consent to sexual activity – but he simply did not care.
‘The law on consent is clear: someone consents to sexual activity only if they agree by choice and have the freedom and capacity to make that choice.
‘The CPS worked with police to build a strong case by piecing together CCTV and material evidence which proved Greco planned his assaults, resulting in his guilty plea.
‘We are dedicated to prosecuting offenders on behalf of serious sexual offence victims and their loved ones.’
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