A rapist who attacked a semi-conscious woman after her drink was spiked at holiday camp in the north of England has lost an appeal against his 11-year prison sentence.
Michael Jackson, from West Kensington , had been jailed in March this year after he attacked a semi-conscious woman at one of the chalets at Pontins in Southport.
The 32-year-old, from Archel Road, had the appeal kicked out by top judges on Thursday November 24.
Jackson had carried out the attack on a 30-year-old woman in full knowledge that her drink had been spiked by another man.
He was convicted following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court , and when sentencing, Judge Norman Wright said he believed Jackson must have known the woman had been spiked.
Even if he was wrong about that, Jackson would have been quickly aware that she was “not truly conscious”, it was said.
His lawyers appealed against the sentence on the basis that the judge was wrong to say that.
But Mr Justice Singh, sitting with Lord Justice McCombe and Judge Anne Molyneux, upheld the sentence.
The judge was entitled to come to the conclusion that Jackson knew someone had spiked the woman’s drink, he said.
If he did not know of that, then he would certainly have known that she was “stupefied” and did not know what was going on.
The attack happened on April 13, 2014 during a Caribbean weekend at the seaside camp.
Jackson had initially returned to the lady’s chalet with her female friend and another man, who he knew.
This other man spiked the victim’s drink, but she then went into her bedroom and locked the door.
However, Jackson was able to sneak in and carry out the assault.
'Are you ready for Round Two?'
During his trial and sentencing, the court had heard when the victim woke up she realised she had been sexually assaulted and had a flashback to Jackson asking her “Are you ready for round two?”
She confronted her attacker the following day, who told her: “I thought you wanted it.”
During his sentencing on March 21, Judge Wright told Jackson: “She will never know what happened during ‘round one’ or ‘round two’.”
Detective Constable Michelle Wilson later said Jackson had submitted his victim to a “vicious sexual assault for his own sexual gratification.
Jackson already had a sexual assault conviction on his record please.
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