BREAKING NEWS: Man’s sentence cut for sex assault on paramedic in King’s Lynn

Paul Clarke faces four charges relating to indecent images of children
Paul Clarke faces four charges relating to indecent images of children
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A man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a paramedic in Lynn has has his sentence cut by Appeal Court judges.

Jan Golesz, 35, was enjoying a night out in the town in 2013 when he began to suffer chest pains and an ambulance was summoned.

But, whilst being take to hospital, Golesz, of Dukes Road, Batherglen, Glasgow, began to fondle the knee of a paramedic who was looking after him.

His advances were rejected in “forceful” terms by the woman and he was later arrested after she complained.

He was jailed for a year at Norwich Crown Court in May last year, having been convicted of sexual assault.

But in a hearing at the Court of Appeal in London today, lawyers for Golesz, who had been living in Hillington Square, Lynn at the time, successfully argued he had been dealt with too harshly.

Giving the panel’s ruling, Mr Justice Jay said he had previous convctions for sex offences and that his victim’s job made his crime more serious.

But he allowed the appeal, saying: “This was a low level assault. His previous convictions were more serious and his offending had not escalated.”

The judge added that, had the victim not been “forceful” in her defence, Golesz’s crime might have been much more serious.

But he concluded: “The fact that the woman was performing a valuable public duty aggravated this offence, but this appeal is allowed and the sentence is altered.

“The sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment is quashed and for it we substitute a sentence of six months.”