Former world champion Hankey must serve two years in prison for sexual assault
Ted Hankey has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a woman. 'The Count' will also be on the sex offenders register for the next ten years.
The two-time Lakeside champion had sexually assaulted a woman in September 2021. Hankey first denied the accusation, but was unaware that the offence was caught on camera.
The victim reported the matter to the police on 21 September 2021 and on the same day Hankey was arrested by the police. During the interrogation, the 54-year-old Englishman declared his innocence and also invoked his right to remain silent. Then the images of the sexual abuse were shown to him.
At the hearing in court on Thursday 14 April 2022 Hankey admitted to be guilty after all. On Thursday 12 May, the verdict was handed down by the judge.