February 2015

Man spared prison over sexual assault of schoolgirl

A 49-year-old Elvis Presley impersonator has been handed a suspended prison sentence for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl

Paul Hood of Cliftonville was convicted of the offence by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court 

The judge told Hood: “You disgracefully abused a 15-year-old girl and fully deserve to goto prison”

Hood had been in custody since November 

The judge handed Hood a nine month prison sentence suspended for two years

Hood was also given a five year sexual harm prevention order and ordered to carry out 80 sessions of the Thames valley sexual offenders programme. 

He was also told to pay £1,200 in costs