Welwyn Garden City man on sex offences register after assault

PUBLISHED: 14:16 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 06 July 2018

St Albans magistrates court in 2017

St Albans magistrates court in 2017

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A Welwyn Garden City man is under curfew and electronic tagging after he committed sexual assault in front of a child.

Michael Kirby from Welwyn Garden City pleaded guilty to sexual assault at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on May 28.

On May 21, the 25-year-old “intentionally touched a woman aged 16 or over and that touching was sexual when she did not consent and [he] did not reasonably believe she was consenting,” according to court records.

Kirby was given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, which means that if he does not offend again in the next year he will not have to serve the prison sentence.

The reason for the sentence was due to the nature of the attack, which was done in front of a child.

He also did the sexual assault during a community order for a previous offence.

Kirby’s six-month curfew, with electronic monitoring, began immediately and will end in December.

He must stay at his home address between 8pm and 7am.

Kirby will also have to attend up to 30 days’ activity supervised by a responsible officer, and must pay compensation of £100.

His name will be on the sexual offenders’ register for seven years.

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