A DRUNKEN sex pest who groped an ‘appalled’ young woman as she withdrew money from a Chester cash point machine had his sentence slashed by top judges.
Terry David Borrill, 48, of Melbourne Road, Blacon, was jailed for five years at the city's Crown Court in March after admitting the sexual assault committed in June last year.
He was also hit with a three-year ‘extended licence period’, during which he can be recalled to prison if he puts a foot wrong after release.
Mr Justice Eady, sitting with Lord Justice Elias and Mr Justice MacDuff in London’s Appeal Court, said Borrill hounded the 20-year-old woman as she was withdrawing cash in broad daylight after being dropped off by her boyfriend in the town centre.
Borrill groped her thigh and groin after looming up behind her, said the judge. She turned and, on seeing Borrill behind her, “took a swipe at him”.
Borrill dodged her blow and retreated with a drunken leer, the court heard.
The judge said Borrill had committed a series of sex offences over the years – and had a conviction for indecently assaulting a pensioner in a hotel bedroom.
At the time of his latest crime, he was subject to a sexual offences prevention order barring him from “speaking to any female in a manner which a reasonable person would believe to be sexual, unless she consented to being spoken to in that way”.
Mr Justice Eady said Borrill’s victim was left devastated by his attack, “appalled” at the violation and still scared to go out alone.
However, the judge concluded the five-year prison term was “disproportionately too long” – and slashed it to three years.