Convicted paedophile squeezed off-duty policeman’s penis in Wetherspoon’s toilet
A convicted paedophile has been jailed for grabbing an off-duty special constable’spenis and testicles in a Wetherspoon’s toilet.
Serial sex offender Peter Anderson was already on a suspended sentence order for exposing himself to children when he touched the man in October last year.
The 59-year-old, of Kensington, Merseyside, was locked up for 12 months at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading guilty to sexual assault.
Jonathan Rogers, prosecuting, told the court: “On October 26 last year, [the complainant] was with his mother in Liverpool
“Just after 3.30pm they went to a Wetherspoon’s.
“He went to use the toilets, and as he entered the toilets the door was opened by the defendant.
“As he passed the defendant bumped into him with his shoulder and grabbed his crotch area, squeezing his penis and testicles.”
Mr Rogers said the assault lasted around three seconds until the constable, in his 20s, pushed Anderson away and challenged him
He told the court: “The defendant claimed he had just brushed past him.
“The complainant left the toilet area and immediately phoned the police and told staff members what happened.”
Staff members prevented Anderson from leaving until the police arrived, but the pervert turned to the officer and said: “It’s just your word against mine.”
The court heard Anderson had been convicted of exposure in 2014, when he approached two 12-year-old boys.
The boys had been playing ‘manhunt’ and were hiding in a bush when Anderson showed his penis and asked: “Do you want to play with my c***?”
He was later arrested after the quick-thinking youngsters took photographs of him with a mobile phone.
The court also heard Anderson had been convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy in 2001.
Mr Rogers said the special constable “looked younger than his age” and was “small in stature”, and had experienced feelings of nervousness since the incident.
Andrew McInnes, defending, said his client suffered a series of health problems and suggested the Probation Service could still work with Anderson to address his offending.
But Judge Clement Goldstone, QC, passing sentence, said the prison service was “well equipped” to deal with Anderson’s health problems and said he did not accept the full extent of his crimes.
He said: “The special constable who looked young for his age was caused considerable psychological anxiety in my judgement.”
Judge Goldstone ordered Anderson to sign onto the sex offender register for 10 years