Sheffield man banned from contacting his mother after sexually assaulting her

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A son from Sheffield has been banned from contacting his own mother for five years after he sexually assaulted her.

The 25-year-old was watching television with his mum when he gave her a love bite and touched her chest indecently, a court heard.

The man, who was born in the UK, was brought up in the Yemen but moved back to Sheffield two years ago.

Prosecutor Michael Slater said since the incident, the mother, who was already suffering from depression, had tried to commit suicide several times.

She was left with a bite and bruises to her neck and scratches and bruising to her hand.

The son, of north Sheffield, admitted sexual assault at Sheffield Crown Court.

Dermot Hughes, defending, said the son accepted he had ‘done wrong’ but the best course was for him to be monitored by the probation service.

Judge Michael Murphy QC said jailing him would serve little purpose adding: “What you did was very wrong. No woman should be treated like this least of all your mother.”

He gave him a three-year community order with supervision.