A Deliveroo delivery driver who climbed into a woman’s bed and tried to kiss her while her boyfriend was passed out in the kitchen has been jailed for two years and eight months after admitting sexual assault.
Fuad Haddad, 31, entered a house in Cardiff in the early hours of April 11, where the victim was spending the night with her boyfriend.
Cardiff Crown Court heard the woman had ordered food via the Deliveroo App before cancelling the order. Despite this, Haddad attended her home to collect payment – when he arrived he found the front door open and let himself in.
Haddad made his way upstairs where he attempted to kiss the woman twice and touched her with his hand on her hip and pressed his body against hers.
The woman asked Haddad to leave, and he apologised repeatedly but wouldn’t leave until he was forcibly walked out of the house and pushed out the door.
Fuad Haddad, 31, of South Luton Place, Adamsdown, was sentenced to two years and eight months imprisonment. He was also made subject to sex offender notification requirements indefinitely
Prosecutor Byron Broadstock said the woman was disorientated when he arrived and when she asked who he was Haddad said he had been with her boyfriend who was ‘coming up in a minute’.
The police were called and Mr Broadstock said the defendant was later seen on CCTV footage approaching the address numerous times before leaving at 5.12am.
Haddad, of South Luton Place, Adamsdown, was arrested on April 13 and admitted attending the address but he denied any sexual offence.
He later pleaded guilty to sexual assault and trespassing on premises with intention of causing sexual offence.
Haddad was sentenced to two years and eight months imprisonment. He was also made subject to sex offender notification requirements indefinitely.
The court heard he had previous convictions for drug offences and an offence of battery.
In a personal statement, the victim said her wellbeing had been ‘detrimentally affected’ by the incident. She added: ‘I was sexually assaulted in a place I thought I was safe.
‘I have changed my habits, demeanour and appearance to try and process and cope with what happened.
‘I live in shared accommodation and should be able to feel safe in my house. I hope to go back to the woman I was before this day.
‘I am so anxious when I am alone or in my room. Now I check the door is locked and I also do this if I stay over someone else’s house or when going on trips.’
She added: ‘I kept thinking “Why does a delivery driver think he could walk in, see my partner passed out in the kitchen, walk upstairs, get into bed with me and sexually assault me”.’
In mitigation, Hannah Williams said her client had been working as a Deliveroo driver for some time without any incidents and had ‘misread the signals’.
She said he fully accepts he should not have gone into the house, and described the offence as ‘entirely out of character’ and ‘shocking’ to his family members and members of his community.
The barrister also said Haddad was a part time carer for his uncle.
Sentencing, Judge Wayne Beard said: ‘The impact on the complainant is set out in her personal statement and shows the significance of this offence to her.
‘She is profoundly affected by your actions which have changed her demeanour, appearance and behaviour with others and at home.
‘The effects cannot be underestimated, you have changed this young woman’s life completely by your offending.
‘She was clearly asleep and you took advantage of a person who was completely vulnerable at that point in time.’