November 2018

Police blunder as sex offender who climbed into bed with teen, 13, is released and assaults woman WEEKS later

AN intruder who climbed into bed with a girl of 13 was freed by police — then sexually assaulted a woman.

Alejandro Cuenca, 25, crept into a home where the teen was holding a sleepover.

The terrified victim woke to find him lying next to her, whispering, “Sex, sex, f***, f***,” a court heard.

Cuenca fled as the girl raised the alarm in Eastbourne, East Sussex. He was arrested two weeks later.

Cops released him after 24 hours and referred him to psychiatric care as an outpatient.

But he was discharged after six weeks because he said he did not want more appointments.

Just two months later, Spaniard Cuenca, of Eastbourne, sexually assaulted a woman after breaking into her home in the town.

At Lewes crown court, he admitted two counts each of sexual assault and trespass with intent to commit a sex offence.

Judge Christine Laing QC sent him to a secure hospital indefinitely.

She said: “I’m satisfied he meets the dangerousness criteria.”

Sussex police said he was not known to them before his arrest in June last year.

A spokesman said: “He was released under investigation into the care of health professionals on June 15. On September 13, he sexually assaulted an adult woman.”