A 64-year-old man dressed as a schoolboy before sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
Michael Wilson, 64, wrote a story titled ‘My Life As A 13-year-old Schoolboy’ after he wore a wig and a school uniform and squeezed the teenager’s bottom in Bridlington, Hull in January last year.
The pervert avoided jail as he was handed a suspended prison sentence on Friday, and is now subject to a sexual harm prevention order for seven years in which he is prohibited from buying school clothing.
Two schoolgirls saw Wilson walking towards them wearing a wig, a white shirt, a blazer and a tie on the morning of January 8, 2019, prosecuting barrister Richard Thompson told the court.
He said: ‘The defendant approached and without asking anything he squeezed one of the girl’s bottoms before walking towards the school.
‘He was seen by a member of staff in an area close to the school building clearly marked as out of bounds.
‘The staff member initially thought this was a student but when he approached closer he noticed he was not.
‘The defendant said he was looking for someone but immediately walked off down the driveway. The member of staff managed to take a picture of the defendant.’
After he was arrested on January 9, police conducted a search of Wilson’s house in Bridlington where they discovered a secret room which contained a document called ‘My Life As A 13-year-old Schoolboy’.
Officers also found a variety of school uniforms and a fake student identification card which had an old picture of him.
Mr Thompson told the court the impact of the incident had caused the victim to overdose on two occasions.
Addressing Wilson in the dock, Judge David Tremberg said: ‘She has become anxious, introverted, lost confidence, self-conscious, she has self-harmed and become a very unhappy young lady. She should not have to bear that burden and you are responsible for it.’
Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault and was given 12 months in prison suspended for two years when he appeared at Hull Crown Court on March 6.
He must also not go within 100m of the perimeter boundaries of a school and is prohibited from having contact with any child under the age of 16 who is unrelated to him.
He also must complete 31 sessions with the Horizon programme and adhere to a sexual harm prevention order for seven years in which he is prohibited from purchasing school clothing.
Judge Tremberg said it was an ‘unusual’ and ‘sad’ case, calling Wilson a ‘lonely, isolated, socially inadequate member of society’.
He said: ‘On the one hand you are clearly an intelligent 64-year-old man with no previous convictions and have a very good work record.
‘On the other hand the evidence and the content of the pre-sentence report indicates you have, as the years worn on, become a lonely, isolated, socially inadequate member of society and against that background you developed an unhealthy preoccupation of a life as a schoolboy.
‘You acquired school clothes, kept a story of life as a schoolboy, dressed as a schoolboy and attended the facility of your old school.
‘As far as the future risk is concerned the probation service say they can help to address the risk you pose by forms of treatment in the community.’