June 2017

Sex offending OAP took advantage of victim as she slept

A CONVICTED sex offender targeted the same victim after taking advantage of her when she fell asleep, a court heard.

Trevor Wilson, 67, of Warwick Road, Scunthorpe, admitted assault by penetration between January 1 and August 31, 2015.

Gordon Stables, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Wilson had previously been convicted of four indecent assaults on the same victim.

He had been jailed at York Crown Court for 18 months in October 1991 for those matters.

The victim was suffering from the effects of medication, which “knocked her out”. She fell asleep but awoke to find Wilson intimately kissing her.

“She was very upset,” said Mr Stables.”He was saying sorry to her. She burst into tears. She was panicking and worrying. “

The victim told a female vicar what had happened. David Godfrey, mitigating, said Wilson had shown remorse and there was a glimmer of hope for his future behaviour.

“He wants to have some insight into why he has offended again,” said Mr Godfrey. “He is utterly ashamed of what he has done and understands the effect it has had on her.

“He wishes to apologise formally for what he has done. He is deeply, deeply sorry.”

Wilson was jailed for six-and-a-half years and was given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

He must register as a sex offender indefinitely.

Recorder Caroline Wigin told Wilson: “This has had a most profound effect upon this young woman.”