Man admits sexual assault on woman in King’s Lynn bar

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.

A 25-year-old man from Lynn has admitted sexually assaulting a woman at a bar.

At a hearing at Lynn’s Magistrates’ Court on Monday, Dionisie Lepota, of no fixed abode, also accepted a charge of being drunk and disorderly on the same evening last month.

The court heard that Lepota was at Dr Thirsty’s on Norfolk Street in Lynn when he started dancing between two friends.

Sally Rose, prosecuting, said that the victim did not want his attention and tried to move round him to get back to her friend.

It was said that at this point, he touched her and she moved away.

Mrs Rose said: “Later in the same evening, she was walking up the stairs and saw him again. As they were walking past each other, he slapped and grabbed her.”

The court was told that the victim then made the door staff aware, who contacted the police.

“He was arrested and it was observed that he was drunk and disorderly,” Mrs Rose added.

George Sorrell, mitigating, said Lepota was of previous good character and had lived in England for a year.

“The touching was reckless, rather than intentional. Clearly she was offended but that was not his intention.”

Magistrates fined Lepota £400, and ordered him to pay £200 in compensation to the victim, a victim surcharge of £40 and £85 in costs.