Charles Roberts pounced on the horrified nurse moments after he was resuscitated at a Greater Manchester hospital following a drug overdose.I’m pretty sure it doesn’t get much lower than that…
The nurse was left feeling ‘violated’ by the sex pest, who sat up on his trolley, fondled her intimately and tried to kiss her arm.
In the build-up to the attack he had subjected staff to a foul-mouthed stream of abuse as they tried to save his life.Oh. OK. I was wrong…
The 37-year-old hung his head as he was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for seven years by a judge who said his ‘despicable’ behaviour highlighted the vulnerability of nursing staff.And the sentence highlighted the utter toothlessness of our judiciary:
Roberts, of Dene Road, Gorton, was handed a four-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, after the court heard he was remorseful for the attack and was seeking help for his drug problem.A junkie’s promise! What could go wrong?
Still, at least no-one arrested the nurse*!
Officers did not believe Tyler Thompson and Connor Roderick’s version of events, and the pair were taken into custody, and had their DNA and fingerprints taken, which will now be stored on a national database.Let's have a great big /golfclap for Durham Police, everyone! Who - you'll no doubt be utterly astounded to know - aren't even vaguely apologetic or ashamed:
Their clothes were also kept by police following the incident in St Helen Auckland, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, on Friday, December 9, and the teenagers were only due to get them back yesterday.
A Durham Police spokesperson said: “Police arrested a man and a youth at the scene of the incident as they matched a description given to police; they were later released without charge.And so they hammer another nail into the coffin of public confidence and trust. As well as building that DNA database, one innocent at a time...
“The suspects were dealt with as quickly as procedures allow while ensuring that the matter was thoroughly investigated.
“Two other youths have been arrested in connection with this incident and bailed pending further inquiries.”
*H/T: Subrosa via Twitter