Some of the most painful news we always see on TV or internet or hear over the radio are those crimes committed as a result of drug addiction. When one is addicted to drugs, he feels so powerful thinking that can do anything, without thinking if it’s the right thing or not. There are also those who are out of desperation, are willing to commit crimes he has never done before just to get a hold of drugs. Worse is, so many people’s future, especially that of women and the youth have been destroyed because of this.
One of the most depressing realities is when men sexually attack others because of being high on drugs. For sure, for the attacker it’s a thrilling experience but for the victim, it’s her worst nightmare. Things like such should be prevented and it can only happen when users and sellers of drugs are caught. Along with this, for those who wants to quit, help should be available through drug recovery programs.
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A drugged up sex attacker who repeatedly raped and indecently assaulted a woman over seven years has been jailed.
Lee Buff, who committed the offences at various addresses in Leicestershire between 1997 and 2004, would often carry out his crimes while high of drugs.
Leicester Crown Court heard the 42-year-old has a history of violence.
It was not until 2012 that Buff’s victim finally told police about what had happened some eight to 15 years previously.
Buff of Roman Bank in Skegness, had denied all allegations made against him but on July 9, following a trial, he was found guilty of 10 counts of indecently assaulting a woman over 16 years of age and four counts of raping a woman over 16 years of age.
Buff was sentenced to 13 years for rape and three years for indecent assault and will service the sentences consecutively.
He must also sign the sex offenders register for life.
Detective Constable Kirsty Potter, the investigating officer, said: “There is no doubt that Buff is a violent and physically intimidating man with no regard for the welfare of others.
“His victim was terrified of him and the way that he behaved. He would rape her and abuse her on a regular basis, often while high on drugs. His sickening actions have had a significant and lasting impact on her both physically and mentally.
“I believe that there may be other people who have been physically or sexually abused by him. If I’m right, then I would really urge those people to speak to police.”
Buff was also charged with two counts of indecently assaulting a boy under the age of 14 and one count of indecently assaulting a woman over 16 years of age. He was acquitted of these charges.
There are a number of different agencies who are able to offer independent help and support to victims of sexual offences.
Further information on these services and details on who to contact if you have been a victim of a sexual offence can be found by contacting Lincolnshire Police.