August 2023

Pervert sexually assaulted woman

A man has been sentenced after admitting the sexual assault of a woman in Rushden.

Paul Trietline, aged 47, was charged with sexual assault by touching following an incident in Irchester Road on the evening of March 22 this year.

The woman told police she had been approached by an unknown man who waited for her outside a shop, before making inappropriate sexualised comments to her and grabbing hold of her arm, asking her for a hug.

When she was able to break free, he then followed her and continued to ask her for her phone number. She was only able to walk away after she shouted at him to leave her alone.

An investigation by Northamptonshire Police saw Trietline identified from a CCTV media appeal, and after admitting approaching the woman in interview he was charged with sexual assault by touching.

Having initially denied the offence, Trietline, of Millers Close, Rushden, changed his plea to guilty on a subsequent court appearance.

On July 27, magistrates sentenced him to a community order which requires him to complete an accredited programme for 40 days within the next two years, with a rehabilitation activity requirement.

He was also made subject to a two-year restraining order prohibiting him from approaching the victim in any way, and banning him from being in Irchester Road, Rushden, for any reason.

Trietline was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £114 and £310 costs.