July 2018

Derbyshire pervert jailed for sexual activity with teen in pub toilet

A Derbyshire pervert has been jailed after having sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl in a pub toilet cubicle.

Anthony Hurt, 32, was heard “making groaning sounds” in the cubicle at The Royal Oak, in Tibshelf, a court heard.

The victim, who was 15 at the time of the incident, was later found lying in the cubicle with her trousers down, crying.

Witnesses say she looked like a “rag doll” and had been allowed to have alcohol from others nearby which affected her mental state.

Hurt, of Raven Avenue, Tibshelf, was also heard making a sexual remark about the youngster before the incident took place.

Fuelled by lager, shots and cocaine, Hurt entered the pub from a rear smoking door and witnesses confirmed that he went to the ladies’ toilet, a judge was told.

One witness even said that she heard moaning and sexual noises from the cubicle shortly after.

Victoria Rose, prosecuting at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday, July 27, said: “She alerted others and Mr Hurt was found in the cubicle.”

The victim was later found in the cubicle with her trousers down looking like a “rag doll”.

Ms Rose said: “She quickly became hysterical.

“Her clothing was in disarray and she was uncharacteristically dishevelled and was heavily intoxicated.

“Others were annoyed at Mr Hurt’s actions and he was assaulted at the scene and left before the arrival of the police and he didn’t know what was happening.”

Hurt, who has no previous convictions, told authorities that he had no recollection of the night’s events because he had drank 15 pints and shots and had taken cocaine.

Although there was no concrete evidence of sexual intercourse or touching between the pair, Hurt pleaded guilty to causing or inciting a girl, between 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity, between December 5 and 6, 2015.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: “It’s robbed me of my innocence, self-esteem and dignity.”

She also explained how she has suffered at school and in her exams since the incident, and that it has caused a rift in her family life.

She said she has self-harmed and has suffered from depression and panic attacks.

“I am trying to move on but I feel like it’s changed my life forever”, she said.

Tony Stanford, defending, said: “It was difficult for him to accept doing such utterly abhorrent things to a young girl and he is utterly ashamed of his behaviour but simply cannot recall anything about it.”

“The root cause of this offending is drink and to a minor extent the use of cocaine that night.”

Judge John Burgess gave Hurt 21 months in prison and ordered him to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years. He is also no longer allowed to work with children.

He was also banned from contacting the complainant via a restraining order, but he was not given a separate penalty for possession of cocaine – a class A drug.

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