Kettering man deported after sex assault sentence

18 June 2019, 13:00 | Updated: 18 June 2019, 13:05

Northampton Crown Court

A man from Kettering who sexually assaulted women and children in Kettering has been jailed.

Dean Andreev Hristov, 40, formerly of Silver Street, Kettering, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (Monday 17th June), after being convicted of four offences following a trial in April this year.

In all the assaults, Mr Hristov approached his victims at random and sexually touched them over their clothing.

The first offence was committed in School Lane on April 12, 2018. Three others were carried out on April 24, 2018, two in the Broadway/London Road area and one in a car park off Rockingham Road.

Investigating officer DS Mark Webb, of Kettering CID, said:

“Hristov’s persistent offending caused his victims significant fear and distress, and I hope the fact he is now behind bars brings them some comfort.

Everyone has the right to go about their life without being harassed or assaulted. The conviction of this predator shows Northamptonshire Police will not tolerate sexual abuse in any form, and that we will do all we can to bring perpetrators to justice.”

Hristov was sentenced to 18 months for one count of sexual assault on April 12, and 12 months for one count of sexual assault on a girl under 13 on April 24, to be served consecutively.

He was also sentenced to a further 12 months for a second count of sexual assault on a girl under 13 on April 24, and six months for sexual assault on April 24, to be served concurrently.

Hristov was also made subject to a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and will be deported upon his release from prison.