Man admits sexual offence intent

A WOMAN moved out of Skegness after she was grabbed in the street by a stranger who had been following her, a court was told.

Paul Garcia, 35, admitted getting out of his car and approaching the woman as she walked alone on Sea View Road.

Lincoln Crown Court heard last week that the woman noticed Garcia had been “staring” at her from a passing car but was unable to run away because of a knee injury.

The court was told Garcia grabbed the woman’s right wrist and asked her for oral sex after showing her his cash filled wallet.

Garcia was disturbed by passing traffic and quickly released the woman’s wrist but later admitted he had “fleetingly” thought of carrying out a sexual offence.

The woman later told police Garcia warned her “You either do it and I pay you, or you do it for nothing.”

In a victim impact statement the woman, who can not be named, said she was extremely frightened by the incident which she kept reliving and had now moved out of Skegness.

The court heard Garcia had a string of previous convictions including indecent assault, gross indecency, exposure and harassment, and was made the subject of restraining order by magistrates in Norwich just days before the offence in Skegness.

Garcia, who was remanded into custody, admitted common assault with intent to commit a sexual offence on November 13, last year.

Judge Sean Morris adjourned sentence for the preparation of a psychiatric report on Garcia who will next appear at Lincoln Crown Court on March 23.