Night porter’s grope shame

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A HOTEL night porter indecently assaulted a woman at her home, a judge heard.

Adrian Ingleson, 46, of Palatine Road, Blackpool, admitted sexually touching the 30-year-old woman.

District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates Court heard how Ingelson – who knew his victim – had seen her sitting in her front window as he passed her home.

He returned and went to her front door and when she answered he groped her.

Brett Gerrity, prosecuting, said he demanded “let me have a feel” before twice touching the woman’s breasts.

He had earlier asked if her partner was at home.

Robert Castle, defending, told the court, Ingleson was apologetic for what he had done.

His client maintained the victim had let him into her home and that the assault had taken place after a provocative conversation.

The judge adjourned sentence until August 15 so that police tapes in Ingelson’s interview can be listened to.