Kyle Girling found guilty of walking into woman’s Ipswich flat and stripping naked before getting into her bed

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A man who walked into an Ipswich woman’s flat and then stripped off before getting into her bed has been found guilty.

Kyle Girling, aged 26 and formerly of Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, had denied the charge of trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence on July 17 but admitted an offence of being in breach of a sexual offences prevention order.

However a jury at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday found Girling guilty of the former charge by a majority of 10 to 2.

Prosecutor Lindsay Cox said as a result of the incident there had been a “very marked effect” on the victim who was now having trouble living at the address where it took place.

He added she was also now unable to sleep in her own bed and instead slept on the sofa, while her relationship with her partner has also suffered.

Earlier in the case the court heard how Girling had been standing outside the victim’s flat’s door in just his boxer shorts and appeared drunk.

Despite being asked to leave he walked through the door. The victim, whose 16-month-old baby was in the flat, then ran to get help from a friend who lived nearby.

When they returned the woman called 999 while her friend took the baby out of the flat. It was then they found Girling naked in the bed in a sexually aroused state.

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The court had also been told previously how Girling had admitted an offence of trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence and sexually assaulting a woman in 2011.

On that occasion he was made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order banning him from being under the influence of alcohol and from entering any residential premises without permission.

Addressing Girling Judge David Goodin said: “Not the least worrying aspect of the incident is the very little insight you seem to show into this frightening offence you committed.

“She (the victim) certainly feared for herself. It is a frightening situation for her or anybody else. A custodial sentence is inevitable.”

Mr Cox had earlier told the court that after his arrest Girling made it clear he wasn’t going to be interviewed about the incident.