A SEX attacker who assaulted a teenage girl in broad daylight has been jailed for a year.
George Dowse, 29, forced the victim’s hand down his trousers and tried to kiss her after he approached her in Peterlee.
He was found guilty of one count of sexual assault after a trial at Teesside Crown Court in August.
The victim told in a statement she still does not feel comfortable when out alone and is always looking over her shoulder.
Judge Howard Crowson said he could not suspend the 12-month jail term so as to encourage victims in other cases to come forward.
Dowse, of Sledmere Close, Peterlee, was also slapped with a restraining order and will be on the sex offenders register for 10 years.