WISBECH: Man placed on sex offenders register for 7 years after assault on woman

A WISBECH man has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for seven years, after admitting that he assaulted a woman who tried to defend a victim of street violence. Mindaugas Skirmantas – who tried to kiss the woman and then grabbed and squeezed her br

A WISBECH man has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for seven years, after admitting that he assaulted a woman who tried to defend a victim of street violence.

Mindaugas Skirmantas - who tried to kiss the woman and then grabbed and squeezed her breasts - was also given a four month suspended jail sentence.

"She was utterly repelled by the assault," prosecutor William Powell told Fenland magistrates.

"Afterwards she felt humiliated and severely shaken, she lost her self confidence," he added.


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The sexual assault happened after the woman tried to stop Paul Green being seriously assaulted in Wisbech town centre on June 20 last year.

"She was simply appalled to see the attack on Mr Green, who has speech difficulties," added Mr Powell.

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"She tried to intervene and stop this, for which she was roundly abused. The defendant tried to force himself on her by trying to kiss her, he grabbed her on the chest, inside her bra, and it was flesh on flesh."

Skirmantas, 22, of Prince of Wales Close, had previously admitted sexual assault. He also admitted stealing two bottles of wine from Tesco on November 10 and obstructing the police by giving a false name the following day; and admitted drink driving, and driving without insurance or a licence on August 4 this year.

Solicitor Ben Pearson reminded magistrates that Skirmantas was not charged with assaulting Mr Green. He asked the magistrates to suspend any jail sentence they imposed.

The victim of the sexual assault had been waiting for a taxi when Skirmantas was verbally aggressive and "picked on her," he added.

Skirmantas was banned from driving for three years, and ordered to pay £300 costs. He must take part in the drink impaired driver's programme and perform 180 hours unpaid work.

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