Driving Instructor Mustn't Teach Women

A judge has ordered that he must not act as a driving instructor for any lone woman for the next ten years.

55 year old Robert Delabertouche from Rhiwlas was given a nine month prison sentence suspended for a year.

He'll also have to observe a three month curfew at his home between 7 pm and 7 am.

The defendant was ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years and the judge made a ten year sexual offences prevention order, which prohibits him from acting as a driving instructor of any female of any age, unless she is accompanied by a friend or relative in the vehicle. 

John Rogers QC said: "You put your right hand on their left leg in a manner they found disturbing.

"You were convicted by the jury of eight counts of sexual assault involving involving five women. 

"Since then another lady has come forward to make a similar complaint." 

The jury heard how the victims were aged between 18 and 39. 

Self-employed Delabertouche, denied ten charges of sexual touching. 

He was found guilty of eight offences and cleared of two.