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Plastic mac fetish man convicted

The women were approached on Teignmouth seafront

A man with a fetish for plastic raincoats and cling film has pleaded guilty to two sexual assaults.

Nicholas Green, 47, of The Avenue, Newton Abbot, Devon, was arrested after two women, aged 49 and 46, were assaulted on Teignmouth seafront.

He admitted kissing them on the hand, neck and cheek and suggesting to one she should wear a plastic mac.

Green was given a two-year community order and ordered to sign the sex offenders' register for five years.

Since you were a young child you have had a distressing fetish for plastic macs and cling film
Sarah Munro QC

During the trial at Exeter Crown Court the prosecutor, Dave Bowen, said Green had previous convictions following a similar pattern.

In 1995 he indecently assaulted a 34-year-old woman, persuading her to put on plastic raincoats before kissing and fondling her.

He also went to the workplace of a 21-year-old woman and got her to put on a plastic "pack-a-mac".

He was also convicted for commonly assaulting a five-year-old girl, who he dressed in a raincoat and offered sweets.

'Incurable' fetish

He was traced, after the latest incident in Teignmouth, through his car registration number.

Recorder Sarah Munro QC said: "You have five previous convictions for similar offences and since you were a young child you have had a distressing fetish for plastic macs and cling film.

"You have used various ruses to ask women to put on plastic macs and cling film and your fetish appears incurable."

She warned Green that if he breached a voluntary behaviour contract to work with the probation service he would go to prison for "a very long time".

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