Man sexually assaulted shop worker for second time

Court news.
Court news.

A man who sexually assaulted a shop worker has been ordered to stay at a care centre so his mental health can be assessed.

Aaron Richard Newton, 18, of Woodthorpe Avenue, Boston, appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a female on June 24, of this year.

Prosecutor Nick Todd said Newton entered a Boston shop in the early afternoon where the victim recognised him as the man who had sexually assaulted her previously.

Mr Todd said he bought a drink, left the shop, but came back after another customer had left and bought some sweets. The court was told he then sexually assaulted her by grabbing her breasts and buttocks for five minutes, until she managed to lock him out the shop. Mr Todd said the victim was left ‘extremely upset’.

Defending, Beris Brickles said Newton had a ‘complex background’ , suffering from autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a ‘very rare’ condition 48 XXYY Syndrome - meaning his chromosomes were ‘not what they should be in a normal person’.

He confirmed Newton had been subject to a supervision order at the time, but said it was felt more help was needed than could be given by his mother and social services.

He said his mum had been left frustrated by the lack of help with his condition, but that probation had said he could stay at a centre for those with autism to be assessed for any underlying medical reasons for his behaviour.

Magistrates ordered Newton to live at the centre for the next 18 months unless a responsible officer approves otherwise. He was also ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and told not to contact the victim in any way.