Jesmond man jailed for breaking into student halls and performing sex act
A Jesmond man who was caught on CCTV preforming a sex act after breaking into a student halls has been jailed.
Connor Alexander of Bayswater Road, Jesmond, has been sentenced to 20 months after he was found fast asleep under a flight of stairs.
The 22-year-old broke into student flats before urinating on the floor, eating residents’ food and carrying out a sex act when watching pornography on the communal TV.
Alexander entered Winn Studios accommodation on Stoddart Street in Shieldfield by forcing the electric lock.
He was captured on CCTV urinating on the floor and then making his way to a communal area and danced around the flat listening to music channels on the TV.
The Jesmond resident has amassed more than 50 convictions in the three years since he left the armed forces due to medical reasons.
The 22-year-old, who said he was drunk at the time, eventually left the communal area into the kitchen and threw food across the floor.
A few hours later police were called when security found Alexander asleep under a flight of stairs.
He was arrested and later charged with two counts of burglary after being linked to a break-in at a student house on Simonside Terrace in Heaton.
The court was told how he had raided the property earlier that morning and stolen an iMac computer before fleeing the scene.
At an earlier hearing at Newcastle Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to both burglaries and a charge of criminal damage relating to the university accommodation raid.
Chief Inspector Steve Wykes, who is in charge of policing in the city centre said it was unusual to come across such a brazen burglar.
“He has caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage during this raid and absolutely trashed the accommodation.
“Although some may laugh at footage of Alexander dancing around the flats, these types of incidents are very intrusive offences.
“He has been a prolific offender in recent years, and I hope that his sentence gives him time to reflect on his behaviour and the impact it has had on his victims.”
The bill for the damage caused to the property was £500 and there was also a £100 cleaning bill to clean up the mess he had caused.