December 2017

Pervert who rubbed himself against a lamp post and assaulted two boys is spared jail again

A man who rubbed himself against a lamp post while pleasuring himself has been spared jail again despite breaching a sex offenders order.

Nicholas Ellis, 39, from Lister Drive, Old Swan was not supposed to mix with children after previously sexually assaulting two boys and a young man while drunk.

But he broke that order when he was found in the company of a young girl in Nottingham.

Liverpool Crown Court also heard that leaving Merseyside to travel to the east Midlands also breached a court order made when he admitted admitted three sexual assaults and exposure in June.

A further breach came on September 14 when he rang 999 from a phone box while in possession of a small knife.

However Judge Steven Everett, who gave him a three-year community order, ordered him to attend a 60-day rehabilitation course and a sex offenders programme as well as signing the Sex Offenders Register for seven years at his previous appearance, said he would give him another chance and not jail him.

He said:“You should have another chance to sort things out.

“So, I propose to re-sentence you and your sentence will be the same as your old sentence.

“It has not gone as it should gone, partly your difficulties, but some difficulties which are beyond your control.

“You have a chance to start all over again.”

In June the court had heard how Ellis followed a 17-year-old youth along Upper Brassey Street in Birkenhead on April 15 last year.

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He walked behind him whistling and when the boy crossed the road, he did the same. The victim thought Ellis had disappeared but he had taken a shortcut through an alleyway and suddenly grabbed his arm and made a lewd comment.

While on bail for that Ellis went to Nottingham where he was seen by a man in his early 20s to walk up to a lamp post and rub himself against it.

He also walked towards him, rubbed against him and spoke to him “in a sexual manner”. A 15-year-old boy spotted Ellis and tried to walk past, but the pervert grabbed his bottom.

Today Judge Everett added today: “I said last time that if you breached {your sentence} you ran the risk of going to prison, and that still stands.

“You must ensure there is no working with children, you understand that.

“You have your chance, I suggest you take it.

“If we meet again, you’ll likely be going through the door at the back.”

Ellis left court as soon as the judge told him he was free to leave.

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