PRISON FOR MAN WHO WINKED AND TOLD SANDHAM HOUSE WORKER “I’M NOT GOING TO RAPE YOU”

A man who shook a support worker to the core when he winked at her and said “I’m not going to rape you”, whilst playing with his tongue, has been sent to prison.

Nathan Hobbs, 27, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to common assault and criminal damage when he appeared before Magistrates in Newport on Monday.

For the Crown Prosecution Service, Ann Smout said that it was around 16:30 on Friday (3rd December) that Hobbs, formally of Sandham House in Sandown, was noted by support staff at the accommodation unit to be becoming angry. This led to interventions from staff, who walked down a corridor with Hobbs to access an outside area to calm down.

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It was whilst walking down the corridor that Hobbs said to a female member of staff “how have you been darling”, in a sexualised tone. He then said “I bet you have been good you dirty, dirty bitch”. The support worker, who the court heard was ‘shook to the core’, was then subjected to further sexualised abuse when Hobbs said “you’re so intimidated by me you keep looking back. I’m not going to rape you’. He said this whilst winking and playing with his tongue and tongue piercing.

The support worker, who Island Echo has decided not to name, said in her statement that she thought she was going to be assaulted by Hobbs, who she has vowed never to work with again.

The abusive situation continued, by which time the staff had locked himself in an office, with Nathan Hobbs calling the staff member a bitch, slut and whore. He then headbutted a glass panel whilst continuing to shout ‘f**king c**ts’, before leaving.

After Hobbs had left Fort Street he sent a number of text messages to Sandham House telling them not to call Police, whilst in the same breathe calling them ‘heartless c**ts’ and making claims he was going to drown himself.

Defending, Oscar Vincent said that his client was struggling with the death of his father just 2 days prior to the incident. He explained to the bench that Hobbs has physical symptoms of cancer that were causing him concern and that he was battling with psychosis, anxiety and depression.

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Mr Vincent explained that his client had little recall of the event and only remembers bits of what had happened, describing it as being in a ‘dream state’. In any case, Hobbs is said to have been horrified at the reported comments stating it is not the sort of comments he would normally come out with.

It was argued by Mr Vincent that it wasn’t in the interests of justice to send Hobbs to prison for a just a few weeks, but Magistrates disagreed.

Already on an 8-week suspended sentence imposed last month, Magistrates decided to activate the full term and sentenced Nathan Hobbs to a further 4 weeks for the common assault – a total of 12 weeks behind bars. They also ordered Hobbs to pay £200 compensation.

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Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
1 month ago

Well, he deserves 6 weeks in prison for sure but that won’t rehabilitate him, it will only let him cool off.
But unfortunately I do sometimes think that the staff in these sort of places should not be working in such an environment, especially the younger females. If you choose to select this career, you must have a thick skin and be a bit more worldly and mentally strong. If it was a male member of staff who was put in that same position and then told police “he was shaken to the core”, I would tell him bluntly to get another job. ( Thumbs down woke’s ).

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

Part of the problem is schemes like this had many members of staff on, all able to support each other during the day and night. Now you get 2 on during the day if you’re lucky, and one or none at night due to cuts. neither staff or residents are safe.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

He could of said it to anyone, outside in the street even, what do you do then, not go out??? Your an idiot.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

No,sir digby, you are a snowflake without a back bone.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

What the f**k, so your sympathies are with the scum of the Earth then, figures. If you really are a Dr, which I really doubt, then you would be struck off. Go back to your grotty little flat with your freezer full of ready meals and vegetate in front of the telly.

Mojo
Mojo
1 month ago

This hooligan is not safe to be in society , he will do even more serious damage ,,,,, then it be to late . Lock the bas,,,,rd up for good

Susieneverwong
Susieneverwong
1 month ago

Yep 4 weeks. So he gets a nice dry warm place to stay over Christmas. How dare he mention the loss of his dad as an excuse for his disgusting behaviour. What is Wrong with some people? Except responsibility?

Farage-Nigel
Farage-Nigel
1 month ago

Well lets hope if he has signs of cancer it does what it does unfortunately to most decent people. What a nasty piece of work. I think if he had said that to my daughter i would be the one inside for a lot longer than 4 weeks. A message to the courts…………throw the book at these people.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Farage-Nigel
1 month ago

If it was my daughter, I would not let her work in such a place !
Lots of keyboard warrior’s on this site at the moment.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

Wouldn’t that make your daughter a snowflake, aww diddums.

djkjd
djkjd
1 month ago

Nasty piece of work. I feel for the people who have to deal with this sort of scum.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  djkjd
1 month ago

Why ! They are all adults who have made the decision to work in this field of society. Just a shame that some of them are no good at there jobs.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

😉 I’ve found you. Your an idiot, 100%

Colleen
Colleen
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

Very judgemental comments, because some clients have no respect for others does not mean the staff are not good at their job, supporting people with addictions or problems is no easy task, re furbishing the unused prison into accommodation for these people would be far better (in my opinion ) as they would all be in one place, MH services could also be there on site,

 

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