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Sex assault man sentenced

PUBLISHED: 18:02 04 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:49 03 March 2010

AN Ipswich man who sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman has been given a chance to avoid jail.

Dyo Gibbs, was sentenced to two years community rehabilitation but told if he breached the order he would face jail.

AN Ipswich man who sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman has been given a chance to avoid jail.

Dyo Gibbs, was sentenced to two years community rehabilitation but told if he breached the order he would face jail.

Judge John Holt said the order would address the 24-year-olds drink and drugs problems and added conditions would ensure he took medication for his mental illness.

Gibbs, of St Francis Court, was found guilty of indecent assault and pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage last December but sentencing was delayed for medical reports.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Gibbs stole a woman's key and used it to get into her flat. He then took off some of her clothes and touched her indecently.

Gibbs, who was drunk at the time then asked her to perform a sex act. He left the flat abruptly when she refused, the court heard.

Gibbs admitted that he violently kicked a police van when he was arrested causing criminal damage. Gibbs had a previous record for dishonesty and violence but nothing of a sexual nature.

Judge Holt said: "You will undergo treatment and take medication as directed by your GP and your treating consultant psychiatrist. You will also inform your probation officer of your treatment and any breach of the order will bring you back before me. In that case I may have no alternative but to send you to prison."

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