Man sexually assaulted woman in broad daylight

Andrew Jackson (picture by Hull News and Pictures)
Andrew Jackson (picture by Hull News and Pictures)

A BRIDLINGTON man has admitted sexual assaulting a 21-year-old woman in broad daylight for his own pleasure.

Andrew Jackson, 48, of Trentham Close, had to be dragged off the woman by her friend after he shoved his hand on to her underwear on a bench near Leisure World.

His victim screamed “Help! Help!” after he thrust his hand beneath her clothes and refused to remove it.

The offence happened after he befriended the woman he met while walking around in warm weather on April 18 last year.

Initially he sat between two women, but stayed chatting before he launched himself on his unsuspecting victim.

He was arrested by the police and charged with an offence of sexual assaulting pleading not guilty until the eleventh hour.

He put his victim through the ordeal of having to travel to court and tried to push blame on to her by falsely claiming she had agreed to the act and stole his £20.

Jackson appeared before Judge Michael Mettyear on Monday at Hull Crown Court and pleaded guilty to the charge of sexual assault by touching knowing that the woman did not consent.

His barrister Patrick Palmer failed to give an explanation for Jackson’s change of plea before the start of a trial, but asked for sentence to be adjourned.

Jackson will be sentenced at Hull Crown Court on May 18, but has already been ordered to sign on the National Sex Offenders’ Register.

He was given bail after the judge ordered a Humberside Probation Service report to investigate his background.