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Victim ‘humiliated’ by sex offender, 29
A SEX offender repeatedly punched and attacked his victim then indecently assaulted her, a court heard.
Andrew Bulmer, a deputy manager at a York restaurant, attacked his 22-year-old victim on August 30 last year.
At a sentencing hearing on Monday, York Crown Court heard that he repeatedly hit the woman at a house in York, leaving her with bruises to her legs, arms and shoulders.
He then indecently assaulted her.
The woman later reported the incident to police and Bulmer, who had previously worked at a hotel in York, was arrested.
The 29-year-old, of Clive Grove Holgate, later pleaded guilty to assault and sexual assault.
Taryn Turner, mitigating, said Bulmer’s actions were out of character and said he regretted what he had done.
She said: It was an unpleasant thing to do. He must have learned a lesson from this whole experience. As a consequence he is going to be branded a sex offender.”
Recorder Neil Davey QC told Bulmer that he believed his motive was humiliation.
He said: “You wanted to humiliate her and that is why you did it,” he said. Bulmer was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
He was also given a 24-month supervision order, ordered to complete a sex offender treatment programme and was ordered to pay £500 compensation costs.
Recorder Davey said he did not impose an immediate jail sentence as Bulmer had no previous convictions and was previously of good character.
“You were in many respects a very credible young man,” he said, adding that references had painted him as “hard-working” and of “good character”.