Man, 67, admits sexual assault and voyeurism after taking intimate photos of victim as she slept

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk man who took intimate pictures of a woman without her permission when she fell asleep after getting drunk has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Albert Daniels, 67, moved the woman’s clothing to expose her breasts and genitals and took 10 photographs of her on his mobile phone, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Police discovered the pictures when they seized his phone for an unrelated matter and when the victim was shown them she felt “physically sick and embarrassed”, said Russell Butcher, prosecuting.

He said Daniels told police he had been drinking when he took the photographs and accepted they were for his sexual gratification.

Daniels, of Suffolk Square, Sudbury, admitted sexually assaulting the woman and a charge of voyeurism and was given a six month prison sentence, suspended for two years. The offences took place in June 2014.

He was also given a four month curfew and ordered to attend a sex offenders’ treatment programme.

Recorder Richard Christie described the offences as “nasty and extremely unpleasant” and ordered Daniels to pay £500 prosecution costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

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Daniels was also made the subject of a restraining order banning him from contacting the victim and a sexual harm prevention order.

Hugh Vass, for Daniels, described what his client had done as “wholly unacceptable”.

He said Daniels was previously of good character and was genuinely remorseful.