Gogglebox star Andrew Bennett jailed for sexually assaulting teenager 2 weeks ago

Gogglebox star Andrew Bennett jailed for sexually assaulting teenager

He appeared on season 12 of the show.

Gogglebox star Andrew Bennett has been jailed for a sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

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Bennett appeared in the twelfth season of the popular Channel 4 show alongside his friend Fawn. He was sentenced to 29 months in prison and ordered to sign the sex offenders register.

It comes after Bennett cornered a teenage victim at a house and subjected him to an attack that left him "in tears". The victim said he has since suffered flashbacks.

The court was told that Bennett was under the influence of alcohol on the night and had asked the teenager if he was gay. When he responded no, Bennett continued to pursue him.

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Crown Prosecution Service North East’s Andrew Jones said: "Andrew Bennett forced himself upon his young victim, touching him inappropriately before attempting to incite him into further sexual acts.

"During his first interview with police Bennett denied having touched his victim, claiming only to have spoken to the boy at the time of the alleged attacks, but then claimed that his behaviour had been affected by slimming tablets when further physical evidence was shown to him.

"The Crown Prosecution Service has worked closely with police, piecing together forensic evidence and witness testimony to build a robust case, which has been instrumental in securing guilty pleas to all charges against the defendant.

"Andrew Bennett carried out these attacks in a selfish pursuit of his own sexual gratification and the impact on this boy has been significant.

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"We sincerely hope that the sentence passed today provides some measure of comfort to him."