A MAN who sexually abused two women as they slept then bragged of “sleep creeping” and “non-consensual lust” has been jailed for more than three years.

William Lancashire gate-crashed a sleepover at the end of a party in North Yorkshire, said Aisha Wadoodi, prosecuting at York Crown Court.

One guest woke at 5.30am to find him holding her and touching her sexually.

Another woman woke at 7am to find Lancashire sexually assaulting her. Later Lancashire texted a friend saying “I’m partial to involuntary lust” and when the friend replied “statutory lust”, texted back “not even statutory, full-on non-consensual".

He also texted about his “sleep creeping” and how he was “crying with laughter”.

For Lancashire, Chloe Hudson said: “He has lost everything, including his reputation. He has lost his job, moved out of the area into Glasgow, and been ostracised by his circle of friends.”

Lancashire, 28, now of Glasgow, pleaded guilty to two sexual assaults and was jailed for three years and four months at York Crown Court, put on the sex offenders’ register for life and banned from contacting either victim in any way under a lifelong restraining order.

The Honorary Recorder of York, Judge Paul Batty QC, told him: “You had taken a large amount of alcohol and also cocaine as well.

“It may well be that combination of drink and drugs was the reason for you acting in this absolutely appalling fashion.

“What you did was utterly despicable.”

Miss Wadoodi said Lancashire fled to Glasgow after the women challenged him at the house.