Thursday, May 31, 2012
Man's brain damage led to sex offences
"A 24-year-old man who suffered brain damage in a crash six years ago has been spared jail after pleading guilty to a string of sex offences against women in Bath.
JC, who was living in ... at the time of the attacks last November but now lives with his parents ... appeared at Bath Magistrates Court charged with indecently touching six different women.
The offences took place in the city centre and involved C approaching members of the public at random and touching them inappropriately.
The court heard that an expert psychiatrist had submitted a report saying that it was C's serious brain injury which had caused him to behave inappropriately and that he would need medical assessment and supervision to ensure he did not re-offend.
District Judge David Parsons said the usual starting point for sentencing would be custody but the special circumstances surrounding the case meant jail was not the best way to deal with C ..."