November 2016

Derby man jailed for sexually assaulting young girl

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A 27-year-old man who sexually assaulted a young girl has been jailed for almost two years.

Michael Dunmore reached under the girl’s clothes to indecently touch her at a house in Normanton.

Dunmore, of Pear Tree Street, Derby, had been drunk at the time, heard Derby Crown Court.

He was found guilty, by a jury, of sexually assaulting a girl under 13 years of age.

Jailing him for 22 months, Judge Nirmal Shant QC said: “In this case you’ve involved yourself in activity which, having heard the trial, I have no doubt was due to the large amount of drink you consumed on that day, and it was an isolated incident.

“Having said that, if you can behave in this way in drink you do present a risk to both male and female children. You touched her under clothing and to a large extent what has caused this is drink, which is not an excuse but gives some explanation of why this happened.”

Dunmore must sign the sexual offenders’ register for 10 years and must obey a sexual harm prevention order indefinitely. Judge Shant told him it was “highly likely” that he would be barred from working with children and vulnerable adults.