Criminal sent back to jail hours after release after dry-humping security

A blundering criminal has been sent back to jail after he pretended to have sex with a woman officer fixing an electronic tag on his leg.

Leon Lovell, 34, had only been released on licence from prison on the morning of the attack.

But as he was being fitted with a curfew tag, Lovell grabbed the shocked security officer around the waist – and mounted her to simulate sexual intercourse.

Recorder Gregory Bull QC said: ‘You straddled her from behind and it has had a profound effect on her.

‘People carrying out a public duty deserve to be protected and this is an aggravating feature of this attack.’

Lovell engaged in ‘sexual banter’ with the officer at his relative’s home in Wrexham, North Wales.

A court heard Lovell flirted with her, signing official documents with the words ‘with love’ and ‘I love you’.

When she moved to fix the equipment he jumped on her back, grabbed her and thrusted four or five times at her bottom in a sexual assault that lasted about 15 seconds.

She told the court: ‘He jumped on my back from behind, wrapped me around the waist and thrust himself into my backside.

‘I reared up and told him to get off me. I told him to sit there and behave and it wasn’t acceptable what he had done.

‘He put his arms around me and said we were going to be going on a date.

‘He put his arm around my shoulder and he walked me out of the front door.’

She said she then phoned her supervisor and recalled: ‘I was crying and shaking.’

Lovell denied grabbing the officer and thrusting at her with his pelvis.

He said he had placed his hands on her as he had been trying to get her out of his way as he wanted to get matters ‘over and done with’.

The defendant’s aunt, who was in her house at the time told the court she had not seen her nephew make any contact with the officer.

Lovell, of Wrexham, denied indecent assault in August last year, but was found guilty after a trial at Mold Crown Court.

Lovell was sent back to jail for another two years after being convicted by the jury.

Recorder Bull told Lovell: ‘She was vulnerable to attack by you. There has been no contrition by you.’

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