A man punched a lesbian and broke her nose because she refused to sleep with him, a court heard.
Olarenwaju Adetunji, 26, licked the woman’s ear as she allowed him to stay over as a friend after a night out.
A judge said that he had misinterpreted her offer, which included sharing the same bed, as an invitation for sex.
But the woman jumped out of bed and demanded to know what Adetunji was doing, Plymouth Crown Court heard.
He then punched her in the face and broke her nose, leaving her scarred.
Handing him a suspended prison sentence, a judge said she had refused to sleep with him.
Recorder Rufus Taylor said: “This attack was motivated by her rejection of you. It has had a terrible impact on her.
"She is still awaiting surgery and says that is has changed her character.”
Adetunji, then living in Keyham, denied racially abusing the woman but admitted punching her once in the face and breaking her nose.
Adetunji, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm on August 16th of last year.
The court heard the pair were friends and had just been out to the Millbridge pub with others that night.
The victim, who was not publicly identified, said Adetunji knew she was a lesbian.
She added that she allowed him to stay over at her home near the pub because they both had to get up early the next morning.
Judith Constable, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said that the victim had told police that she was still scarred.
She added: “She has difficulty breathing and suffers from a lack of confidence. She is very nervous in certain situations.”
The court heard Adetunji was “very remorseful” and had been medicated for mental health problems.
His lawyer Barry White, said he was homeless and was not working nor claiming benefit.
He added Adetunji worked occasionally as a labourer.