'Dangerous sexual predator' from Southampton jailed after grabbing and sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl and 24-year-old woman

A ‘dangerous sexual predator’ has been jailed following two assaults in Southampton – one on a 12-year-old girl.

Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 12:08 pm

Jack Stott, 19, from Orion Close, appeared at Southampton Crown Court on Friday, for sentencing, having pleaded guilty on Friday, March 18 to sexual assault and sexual assault of a child under 13.

He was sentenced to three years in prison, as well has having a Sexual Harm Prevention Order imposed and restraining orders preventing him from contacting his victims.

The first incident occurred at about 8am on Wednesday, December 1 last year in Shirley.

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Stott cycled past the victim, a 24-year-old woman, and then cycled back to sexually assault her over her clothing.

The second incident took place on Tuesday, December 14 last year at around 8am on Wimpson Lane.

The victim, 12, was walking with a friend when Stott wrapped his arms around her and pinned her to the ground before sexually assaulting her over her clothing. Her friend was able to help her get free before they left the scene.

Det Con Keith Evans, who led the investigation, said: ‘These awful incidents happened in broad daylight and have had a lasting impact on both victims.

‘Stott is a dangerous sexual predator and now he is behind bars.

‘I would like to commend his victims for their bravery throughout the investigation and hopefully this sentence shows our dedication to removing dangerous sexual predators from our community.

‘If you have been a victim of sexual assault or rape, I hope reading this may encourage you to tell us about what happened to you. We will do everything in our power to get justice and will treat you with respect from the moment you report a crime to us.’

You can speak to a number of organisations in confidence and what you tell them will not be shared with the police unless you ask for it to be.

You can find out more about the support available to victims of sexual offences here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rsa/rape-and-sexual-assault/support-for-victims-of-rape-and-sexual-assault/

Always call 999 if a crime is in progress or if you believe you are in immediate danger.

In Portsmouth help is available from Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (Parcs) on 023 9266 9513 or and [email protected]

On Friday, Stott was also sentenced in relation to an incident on February 25, 2021 outside an address in Orion Close, Southampton.

Stott shouted abuse at a man in his 50s and rode his bicycle at a woman in her 70s before braking so hard the bike touched her shins. He then proceeded to push her into a pile of mud, leaving her with a bruised hand and wrist.

He also ran towards the man, who was able to shut the front door of his property before Stott could reach him.

Stott was sentenced to four months in a young offenders’ institution for actual bodily harm and three months for common assault, both to run concurrently with the three-year sentence. A restraining order has also been imposed to prevent him from contacting the man or woman.