Sudbury man took naked pictures of woman while she slept

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Intimate pictures of a naked woman taken without her permission were found by police on the phone of a Sudbury man as they investigated an unrelated matter, a court has heard.

Albert Daniels, 67, of Suffolk Square, admitted taking the pictures after the woman fell asleep after getting drunk.

He had rearranged her clothing to reveal her breasts and genitals.

On Monday, at Ipswich Crown Court, Daniels pleaded guilty to sexual assault and voyeurism in June last year.

Prosecuting, Russell Butcher said the images came to light when police seized Daniel’s phone for an unrelated matter and examined the contents.

The woman said she felt “physically sick” when shown them, said Mr Butcher.

Daniels had been drinking when he took the pictures and admitted to officers that he had been motivated by sexual gratification.

Appearing for Daniels, Hugh Vass said his client had expressed genuine remorse and accepted that what he did had been entirely unacceptable.

Daniels had no previous convictions.

Imposing a six month prison sentence, suspended for two years, Mr Recorder Richard Christie QC said Daniel’s offending had been “nasty and extremely unpleasant.”

Daniels was also ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs, to be under a four month overnight curfew and to participate in an accredited sex offenders’ treatment programme.

Mr Recorder Christie made a restraining order which forbids Daniels from having any contact with his victim.