Police heard sex assault in Dundee on wire tap
POLICE heard a dangerous sex offender molesting a woman in his home only days after being released from prison.
A “covert listening device” had been fitted in Thomas Shannon’s flat in Dundee as part of a strict monitoring regime and officers heard the woman’s pleas to him to stop the attack. She had left by the time police arrived on the scene.
Shannon, 21, was jailed for six years and four months at the High Court in Edinburgh. The judge, Lord Doherty, told him: “It is very clear that, at present, you are a serious danger to the public and, in particular, to women.”
The judge ordered that Shannon, who has previous convictions for sex offences, be kept under supervision for eight years following the prison term.
Shannon admitted breaching a sexual offences prevention order and indecently assaulting the woman on 12 February by trying to kiss and cuddle her and forcing her to touch him.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Edinburgh
Sunday 26 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 8 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 18 mph
Wind direction: South