This is also noteworthy for the fact that he claims to have imported the cannabis from the USA and knew that it was strong, providing yet more evidence that cannabis smokers do, in fact, know what they are smoking:
A man who raped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl after a cannabis party at his home has been jailed for five and a half years.
Daniel Lee Cook, of no fixed address but formerly of Caernarfon, attacked the girl despite her telling him to stop.
The 22-year-old had admitted the charges at an earlier hearing and was at Caernarfon Crown Court for sentence.
Cook initially denied the offences, claiming he had slept through the night, and suggested the girl was lying.
When confronted by forensic evidence linking him to the victim, he claimed she had had sex with him while he slept.
Jailing him, Judge Huw Rees said Cook had admitted to an “unforgivable piece of behaviour, fuelled by drugs, to satisfy his lustful needs”.
In addition, the judge made an indefinite restraining order preventing Cook from contacting the girl.
He must also sign the sex offenders register for life.
The court heard Cook had been joined at his home by the girl and two friends and, during the evening, they had smoked several cigarettes containing cannabis.
Prosecutor Mathew Curtis said Cook had boasted the drug was imported from America and was very strong.
Later, during the early hours, the girl was asleep when she became aware of Cook behind her.
She told him to stop and Cook left the room, but later returned and attacked her a second time.
After this occasion, she left the house and the police were alerted. Cook was arrested the following day.
At interview, he claimed the girl was lying and later, after forensic tests were carried out, he claimed she had attacked him.
Elen Owen, defending, said Cook genuinely doesn’t recall the night in question, having taken a cocktail of prescription drugs, alcohol and cannabis.
She said his best mitigation was his guilty plea and urged the court to keep the prison sentence as short as possible.