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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police a man has been convicted of a number of sexual offences.
Carl Douglas Button, aged 47 of London Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, was convicted by a majority verdict by jury of three counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual assault by penetration. It follows a trial at Reading Crown Court, which concluded on Friday (21/4).
Button was acquitted of one other count of sexual assault.
He is to be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on 15 June.
Button was working as a housing officer for a private housing association. In July 2019, Button used his position as a housing officer to go into the victim’s home, a woman in her fifties.
Button then subjected the victim to a serious and sustained sexual assault.
Button was arrested in June 2020, and following further investigation charged on 25 May 2022.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Laura Joyce, said: “This was a truly traumatic incident leaving the victim with considerable psychological trauma.
“This was a complex investigation, and I cannot praise the bravery of the victim in this case enough as well as her commitment to supporting the case in court.
“I am pleased that Carl Button has been convicted for his horrendous crimes, which was a terrible abuse of his position of trust.
“I hope this case shows that we will continue to investigate offenders such as Button, and bring them to court to face justice.
“If you believe you have been a victim of sexual abuse, please report it.
“If you are in immediate danger please call 999, or you can report via 101 or online.
“There is further information on support for victims of sexual offences on our website.”
Notes to editors; The incident happened in the Ascot area.