A MAN who subjected a woman to a serious sexual assault in West Lothian has been jailed.
Kazeem Kadiri was sentenced to five years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday.
The 38-year-old carried out the attack on his 27-year-old victim while she slept in her bed in a house in Livingston, on November 6, 2010.
Officers from the Federal Unit, West Lothian’s sex crimes enquiry team, carried out a robust investigation following this incident and as a result of their enquiries, Kadiri was identified and arrested.
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Gachagan welcomed this week’s sentence.
DCI Gachagan said: “Kazeem Kadiri is a callous and predatory individual who attacked a defenceless woman, whom he didn’t know, as she slept in her bed.
“At no point has he shown any remorse for his actions and by allowing this case to go to trial at the High Court, his victim has been subjected to further anguish.
“Officers from the Federal Unit left no stone unturned during their investigation to find the man responsible and built a compelling case against Kadiri, which subsequently led to his conviction.
“I would like to thank the young woman for her co-operation during the investigation and for her courage at seeing the proceedings through to their conclusion.
“I sincerely hope that following today’s sentencing, she can begin to move on with her life and draw a line under this traumatic ordeal.”