Jail for Suffolk sex pest

A FELIXSTOWE man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two women.

A FELIXSTOWE man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two women.

David Clements, 44, was found guilty at Ipswich Crown Court by a jury by 10 to two majority verdict on June 9.

Sentencing Judge David Goodin said Clements, of Queens Road, was an arrogant man who posed a danger to women and children in his community.

Although his offences were at the “lower end of the scale” his offences were committed against two vulnerable victims.

Taking into consideration his previous convictions for offences of a sexual nature - including an 18-month jail term in 2006 for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl - Judge Goodin said: “You are an arrogant man, you think you are invincible and your sense of belief of your attractiveness to the opposite sex makes you potentially a dangerous offender.”

“You present in my judgement a significant risk of harm of women whatever their age, women and children, in the community in which you live.

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He added: “I have to set a sentence that will remind you of the seriousness of the offences you have committed and give women and children in Suffolk a rest from your morose behaviour.”

During his latest trial the court heard that while a woman was at a sink helping Clements wash up he pressed himself against her, lifted up her T-shirt and touched her breasts.

He pulled down her tracksuit bottoms and underwear and invited her to have sex with him but the woman refused.

In relation to the second victim, Clements looked down her top and remarked on the “nice view.”

He then groped and fondled her over her clothing. The court heard the woman felt uncomfortable with the incident.

Judge Goodin sentenced Clements to two years in prison concurrently for each of the victims involved. He was disqualified from working with children in the future and was ordered to sign the sex offenders' register.

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