'Sexual element' to Pembroke Dock man putting woman in fear

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A Pembroke Dock man is in custody after what the prosecution described as an unusual case involving him approaching a young woman and putting her in fear.

Gareth Flynn, 36, of Laws Street, appeared before Judge Huw Davies at Swansea crown court today (Monday) for a plea and case management hearing.

He denied four charges associated with two alleged assaults on the woman on August 26 last year - two of the charges having an additional ingredient of causing the woman to fear she would be sexually assaulted as well.

Catherine Richards, prosecuting, said it was not a straight forward case and the Crown Prosecution Service had preferred a fifth charge instead.

Flynn admitted that, as a course of conduct, he twice put the woman in fear of her safety.

Miss Richards said the pleas were now acceptable.

The offence to which Flynn had pleaded guilty included a “sexual element,” she added.

Judge Davies said he noted that since the commission of the offence Flynn had been before local magistrates on six occasions, sometimes for multiple offending.

A pre sentence report will be prepared on Flynn by probation officers detailing his response to the community orders he had received from the magistrates.

Flynn will be sentenced on June 20 and was further remanded in custody.

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