Order imposed after sexual act - The Evesham Observer

Order imposed after sexual act

Evesham Editorial 6th Jun, 2019   0

AN EVESHAM man who carried out a sexual act with a young woman as he was driving her home after a night out did not realise he was committing an offence, a judge has heard.

James Greening had originally been subject to an allegation of raping the woman, but was then charged with a less serious sexual offence, to which he pleaded guilty.

At Warwick Crown Court, Greening, 29, of Henry Street was given a 12-month community order, with a rehabilitation activity, and 80 hours of unpaid work.

Recorder Nicholas Syfret QC also imposed a restraining order banning him from having any contact with the woman for three years.

Prosecutor Ben Close said in July last year Greening and the woman, who was in her 20s, went out in Stratford where they met up with her brother and his partner.

At the end of the night Greening drove her back to her home in south Warwickshire.

But on the way he stopped at a disused fire station where sexual activity took place between them before he then took her home.

Mr Close added Greening had no previous convictions, although he did have a caution for an indecent assault when he was just 14.

Curtis Myrie, defending, said Greening had not realised that what took place was an offence.

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