May 2023

Man convicted of sexual assaults 

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.