Shropshire Star

Man who harassed woman in shop saying he'd like sex with daughter told to accept help

A man who harassed a woman in a shop saying he'd like to have sex with her after 'preaching about God and Jesus' has been told to accept help from agencies trying to support him.


Alan Newton was sentenced at Welshpool Magistrates Court on Tuesday after he previously admitted using insulting words causing distress and being drunk and disorderly.

The court heard how on June 8 he went into a shop in Newtown where a woman had stopped by to see her mother, who worked there.

Prosecutor Mrs Helen Tench said Newton entered the shop and "preached about God and Jesus for about 10 minutes" before asking if the woman in the shop was the staff member's daughter.

He said she was very pretty, beautiful and "sexy" before asking: "Would you be offended if I asked if I could have sex with your daughter?"

Mrs Tench said the woman working in the shop replied to say she would and asked Newton - who had a can of what looked like cider - repeatedly to leave.

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