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Who is Tom Hagyard ?
A trainee lawyer was jailed today for eight years after s*xually assaulting two sleeping women at a work colleague’s housewarming party.
Tom Hagyard assaulted a drunk law student in the bed of the party hosts and minutes later groped a medical student who was asleep on the living room sofa on the 700,000 floor. British pounds in Fulham.
Hagyard of Southport, who graduated with a first-class philosophy degree and was working at Eversheds Sutherland insisted that s*xual activity was consensual and that both women “enjoyed” it.wikipedia
But at Isleworth Crown Court he was convicted of two counts of penetrative assault in relation to the first woman and two counts of s*xual assault in relation to the second woman.
The jury was unable to reach a verdict on a charge of raping the first woman and he was discharged.
How old is Tom Hagyard ?
He is 29 year old.
Registrar Simon Russell Flint QC told him: “ No one thought it was going to be anything other than a normal party for young people to meet each other drinking, dancing and having fun until their actions put an end to how that night would be remembered. ” .
“ The first victim drank heavily and was put to bed and, out of kindness and consideration for her comfort, they also invited him to sleep in the bed, although it has not been explained why he was still there at 5 in the morning when others had gone.
Almost immediately you started to touch her. This young lady was fast asleep when you began to touch her s*xually and she did not kiss you or give you any encouragement.
In her victim impact statement, the first woman said: ‘I cannot help but listen to the claims made by your defense during the trial that I gave my consent even though I was unconscious. This is re-traumatizing and unsettling. ‘
Hagyard was a practicing attorney at Eversheds Sutherland at the time of the s*xual assaults.
He had no idea what was happening to him and couldn’t identify who he was. You were a stranger to her and she did not consent to what she was doing and neither did she believe that she was consenting.
“You went ahead and did what you wanted to do with this woman and with little or no satisfaction you sought another victim.
“You went into the living room, where the second woman slept on the couch, pushed her shirt and bra aside, and touched her breast.” You woke her up with your hand on her chest.
That same night, Hagyard, who had been working for a commercial law firm in the capital, invited his parents and two sisters to a three-course celebratory meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant with his first paycheck in the city. legal profession before doing your job. on the way to the £ 700,000 flat on Fulham Road in West London.
Hagyard, of Fylde Road, Southport was convicted of two counts of penetrative assault in relation to the first woman and two counts of s*xual assault in relation to the second woman.
The jury was unable to reach a verdict on a charge of raping the first women and he was discharged.
She said the night left her “with chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia and panic attacks,” adding: “The nightmares I have regarding assaults are impossible to shake.
‘The actions of the accused have destroyed my trust and personal faith in other people. I’ve been ashamed not to fight and I still berate myself for it. ‘
The second woman, a survivor of child s*xual abuse, said: ‘Tom Hagyard, I don’t hate you. You are a stranger to me.
‘I hope you can explore why you are the way you are and find a solution so as not to harm anyone else. I mourn the loss of my old self, I miss her deeply. ‘
She revealed that she stared at the railroad tracks of a train station and was treated for a paracetamol overdose at the same hospital where she trained as the trial date approached.
Hagyard was jailed for 8 years but the jury could not reach a verdict on a further charge of rape.
“The last four years have been torture with the anticipation of being in court.”
Isleworth Crown Court heard that she came to the party with a bottle of wine that she drank, on October 15, 2017 and in the early hours the first 26-year-old victim woke up with Hagyard on top of her.
We got really drunk and I don’t remember much. I went to bed and woke up and there was a boy on top of me, ” she said at the trial.
Now working for a law firm specializing in intellectual property, the woman added: ‘He was in and out of consciousness and I didn’t think I could move. I froze a bit, didn’t fight him or anything.
I remember trying to push it away. I was staring at the wall for a while.
“I felt very drunk, nine or ten out of ten drunk. I kept my eyes closed for a moment and I remember feeling confused.
“ It was on top of me and it hurt. I felt like I couldn’t move or fight him and my memory goes in and out, I have flashes. ‘
Addressing Hagyard, prosecutor Richard Job said: ‘She too had had a little drink and was sleeping in her clothes. She was awakened at 5.30 in the morning when someone touched her chest.
‘The top of her bra had been pulled to the side and a man’s hand was on her chest. She felt her mouth next to her ear and the words: ‘Hush. It’s okay.’
He was crouched next to her and, having touched her breast, he moved his hand to her belt and began to undo her buckle.
“ She was scared, she got up and went quickly to the host’s bedroom. ”
Registrar Russell Flint told Hagyard: ‘You have invented an account that you hoped would be accepted and you have caused each of them severe psychological harm, as well as harm to your more than loving family.
His family will have to face the reality that their son, who was destined to be a highly successful lawyer, is a s*x offender who took advantage of two young women.
All of this is gone, due to his behavior at that hour that has caused so much devastation in people’s lives.
“This is a tragic case for those two women and tragic for what he has brought to his family.”
Tom Hagyard Quick and Facts
- Tom Hagyard, 29, attacked two women at a Fulham house party in 2017
- He attacked a drunk law student and later groped a sleeping medical student
- One victim told the court that the ordeal had driven her to take an overdose
- The jury could not reach a verdict on a further charge of rape against Hagyard