Scott Marshall of Eaglescliffe invited the victim and her pet back to his flat where she rebuffed his advances before being locked on the balcony and he attacked her puppy
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A drunk pervert sexually assaulted a woman before locking her out on his balcony and attacking her puppy, a court heard.
Thug Scott Marshall, 40, allegedly knew the victim, who he chatted with in a pub before offering to walk her home.
He then asked if she wanted to go to his apartment to see his guitars, the jury heard.
The pair were reportedly sitting on the sofa drinking and chatting before he attempted to kiss her, but she turned down his advances.
The court heard he then grabbed her and placed a hand on her chest before she pulled away and pushed him away.
As she went onto the balcony for a cigarette, Marshall allegedly locked her out and attacked her five-month-old Labrador, grabbing the tiny dog by the throat, Teesside Live reported.
A statement from the victim, read in court, said: “Now I think about it, his behavior was a bit strange and I immediately regretted it but didn’t mean to be rude.”
He pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal after a night out in Norton in October last year.
The prosecutor told Teesside Magistrates’ Court: “She said he then asked her to stay and she said she didn’t want to.
“She wanted to escape the situation and went to the balcony to smoke a cigarette.
“He jumped up and locked the door behind her. The defendant then sat next to the dog and grabbed its throat for 30 to 40 seconds.
“The defendant hit the dog three times with his open palm. He kept saying he would steal the dog and keep it.
“He came to the window screaming and screaming and said he was going to push her over the balcony.”
The woman screamed as he hit her dog and alerted a neighbor who called the police and officers arrived shortly after.
A witness described being woken up by someone shouting “help” and “call the police.”
The witness said the screams were so loud she thought someone was planning to jump off the balcony.
After his arrest, Marshall was interrogated and did not comment, but pleaded guilty at the first hearing.
Neil Taylor, mitigating, said Marshall had shown clear remorse and said the offenses had not been pre-planned, but what was a “pleasant evening” turned troubling.
Mr Taylor also said the pup did not require any veterinary treatment.
He said: “He clearly has a problem with alcohol and it got the better of him.
“He has shown remorse and is working to give back to the community.
“The incident wasn’t planned and he accepts that what happened was wrong and he shouldn’t have done it.
“He is currently living with his parents after threats were made at his home address.”
The judges issued Marshall an 18-month community order requiring him to complete 30 days of rehab activity. He also has to complete the Horizon program – an intervention for men with a sexual conviction.
The panel also ordered him to do 30 hours of unpaid work and pay £285 in expenses.
He must comply with the reporting requirements for a period of five years.
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