Man convicted for sexual assault

By Dan Goldberg, May 23, 2013
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An Australian man who sexually assaulted an elderly Holocaust survivor in 1991 has been jailed for between three and five years. Robert Webb, 39, was arrested and charged in 2011, but has only now been convicted by a Sydney court. He could be released within a year given the time he has already served.

The victim, who was 71 at the time, has since died. She was attacked in a car park in Sydney by Webb, and ordered into the back seat of her car where he sexually assaulted her.

Police reopened the case in 2011, identifying Webb as a suspect through DNA testing.

“The victim’s ordeal must have been terrifying,” Judge Ian McClintock told the court.

“And the conduct of the offender was calculated to humiliate her.”

Last updated: 2:45pm, May 23 2013