Kettering sex pest who assaulted former partner jailed

Crown Court GV NNL-140530-091516001
Crown Court GV NNL-140530-091516001

A Kettering man who grabbed the wrist of his former partner after she found out he was a convicted sex offender has been jailed.

James Sills, 29, of Vale Street, served time in prison in 2009 and was made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order which meant he had to adhere to a number of conditions.

One of these was that he had to notify police if he entered into a relationship with somebody which in July - more than eight months after the relationship had started - he failed to do.

Northampton Crown Court heard that after police told Sills’ ex-partner of his crimes she ended the relationship, but he stormed round the next day demanding that she return a phone he had bought for her.

Stephen Moore, prosecuting, told the court that an argument followed and Sills grabbbed her by the wrist and took the phone from her bra, where it was stored.

He then called her a number of derogative terms in front of her six-year-old child.

In a victim impact statement read out in court, Sills’ former partner said that she felt “physically sick” that she had been in a relationship with him.

The court then heard that on August 26, Sills went to the Aura bar in Kettering and loitered around the female toilets.

This was another condition he was banned from doing under the orders he was subject to.

He then entered the female toilets and grabbed a female member of staff by the hair so hard that he dragged her along the floor.

He then said to her: “You are ******* sexy, I am going to get you.”

Matthew Kirk, mitigating, said his client had drunk 10 or 11 pints on the night of the incident, that he had Asperger’s and that he expressed a wish to curb his behaviour.

Judge Adrienne Lucking QC sentenced Sills to three years in prison, with half on licence.

He was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and given a restraining order preventing contact with his former partner.