Chesterfield pervert carried out sex act with muffin before offering it to girl

Neil Brown. Photo: Derbyshire Live.
Neil Brown. Photo: Derbyshire Live.

This Chesterfield pervert carried out a sex act with a muffin and then offered it to a girl.

Derby Crown Court heard how Neil Brown offered the cake to the victim after he committed the obscene act.

She initially accepted his gesture, not realising what the 40-year-old had done.

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But after he went, she opened up the cake and that's when she discovered his vulgar behaviour.

The hearing was told that Brown has lost his job as a result of the firm he worked at for the past 15 years finding out about his arrest.

Now he has been handed a 10-month jail term, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to sexual activity in the presence of a child.

In a victim impact statement, read to the court, the girl said: “I feel sick at the thought of what I could have bitten into.

“When I go out for meals I get nervous and when I eat I sometimes feel sick.

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“At first it did affect my school work but I have got better now time has gone on.”

Gurdial Singh, prosecuting, said the offence took place on the evening on November 25, 2017.

He said Brown offered the girl the muffin, she accepted, and when she looked inside it she saw the contents.

Mr Singh said the victim called her mother who took the cake to a police station.

Brown, who has no previous convictions, was arrested. The court heard he admitted what he had done during his police interview.

Jessica Strange, mitigating, urged Judge David Fletcher not to send her client to prison.

She said: “He is genuinely mortified at his actions and he is genuinely sorry for what he has done to this young girl.

“He is extremely remorseful about the effect this has had on her.”

As part of his suspended sentence Brown, of Archdale Close, Chesterfield, was ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and to attend 30 rehabilitation sessions with the probation service.

He was also placed on the sex offender’s register for 10 years and handed a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

Judge Fletcher said: “What you did was reprehensible.

“It is a situation where you have lost your job because of what you did and you will find it extremely difficult to find another one with this conviction.

“Your probation report concludes that you do not pose a risk to the general public and there is a realistic prospect of rehabilitation.

“All of these factors lead me to conclude that your prison sentence can be suspended.”