Registered sex offender sexually assaults woman at church food bank - The Leamington Observer

Registered sex offender sexually assaults woman at church food bank

Leamington Editorial 30th May, 2018   0

A REGISTERED sex offender has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman at a church’s food bank.

Dale Radburn, 40, had twice been put on the sex offenders’ register – once for sexually assaulting a woman at a bus stop outside Warwick Hospital and previously for sexually assaulting a ten-year-old girl.

And Radburn, who is from Warwick but living in Lillington, has appeared at Warwick Crown Court again after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting another woman in early May.

Prosecutor Michael Shaw said Radburn went to a Warwick church which runs a community café and foodbank.




He approached a woman who was having a coffee with a friend, and started a conversation before leaning over and giving her a hug.

Radburn then began kissing her, and as the shocked woman pulled away, he grabbed her from behind and began rubbing himself against her. He let go and walked away from the woman, who was clearly upset, and was asked to leave.


But when he was arrested Radburn suggested it was the woman who had approached him and begun kissing him.

Kate Hatton, defending, said: “Contrary to what he says in the pre-sentence report, he is remorseful for what he did, and does not seek to place the blame on the victim.

“It is something he very much regrets.

“He went to the church to get food, and he believed he recognised the victim.”

She said Radburn’s life had spiralled out of control after he was involved in a car accident in 2002, and he was distressed at the time following the death of a very close friend, ‘and the way he deals with that is by drinking.’

Miss Hatton added that Radburn says he has been diagnosed as being bipolar and suffering from other mental health problems including a borderline personality disorder.

Judge Sylvia de Bertodano adjourned the case until July for a psyciatric report to be prepared on him.

She said: “I can pass a short custodial sentence, but he’s going to come back here with none of his problems fixed.

“A mental health professional may be able to come back with something it seems he’s been crying out for years. Let’s see if we can find some positive way of progressing this.”

Radburn has been remanded in custody.

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