Pervert groped woman in front of her husband and child in Sunderland street

Slee appeared at Sunderland Magistrates' Court.
Slee appeared at Sunderland Magistrates' Court.
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A Sunderland sex pest ruined his victim’s life when he attacked her in broad daylight on a city centre street, a court was told.

Pervert Nathan Slee grabbed the terrified woman’s breast roughly, before pulling a childish face and laughing at her, on May 27, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Prosecutor Jeanette Smith said the sex assault took place during the afternoon, in front of the woman’s shocked husband and children.

Ms Smith said 26-year-old Slee had been in the back of a friend’s car, when it pulled up near the family, and the woman was forced to walk around the car door which opened in front of her and one of her children.

Reading from the woman’s police statement, Ms Smith said: “He grabbed my white dress with his right hand and squeezed my breast really hard and said ‘oi oi’.

“The driver was clearly embarrassed and told him to behave himself.”

Ms Smith said Slee then walked to a cashpoint after ‘pulling a childish face’ at the woman as if to say ‘what do I care?’

“He then said ‘no dosh’ and got back in the car.”

A police officer nearby was informed of the incident, and Slee was traced via the registration of the car.

The woman said in her statement: “My breast is quite sore where he grabbed it and I am shocked by what happened.

“I can’t believe somebody would do that to a woman out with her husband and children.

“I feel disgusted by what this male did to me. He walked away laughing.

“I used to be a bubbly and confident person. I now feel down and my self-confidence has gone.

“It has affected my relationship with my husband. This has changed me so much, I’ll never be like I was before.”

The victim further added that Slee’s defence team calling the incident ‘a moment of madness’ at the last hearing had left her further distressed, that the incident was being ‘minimised’.

She said: “If he could do this to me, he could do this to anyone.”

Slee was given a 24-month community order with 40 days’ rehabilitation activity requirement and an electronically-monitored three-month curfew from 7pm to 7am.

He was told to pay his victim £400 in compensation, and will be required to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.