Mum's 'prison sentence' after sex pest attack

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

A WESTON mum says she is living a nightmare and is a prisoner in her own home after her daughter was sexually assaulted.

A WESTON mum says she is living a nightmare and is a prisoner in her own home after her daughter was sexually assaulted.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was asleep in her bedroom just a few feet away when her 15-year-old daughter was assaulted.

Francesco Young pleaded guilty to touching the teenager at North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges last week.

The 46-year-old entered the house on December 28, where the woman and four of her children were sleeping, and started to stroke the girl's legs.

Her mum said: "He didn't get a prison sentence for his crime but I did - I am afraid to go out and I panic when someone comes to the door.

"I am living in a nightmare. I can't sleep at night and sleeping pills don't work.

"I lie on the bed in the foetal position and shake and cry.

"I'm scared of life."

Young, who lives in Locking Road, crept into the woman's house at 3am and touched inside the girl's legs and her bottom.

She woke up and screamed and Young fled the property.

Later that day he was arrested and interviewed by police and told them he was disgusted and ashamed about what he had done.

The girl's mother said: "I woke up when my daughter gave this blood curdling scream - I thought the house was on fire.

"I feel physically sick every time I think about what he has done.

"He touched my beautiful, pure virginal baby.

"I feel sorry for his family but I want everyone to know what a monster he is.

"My daughter doesn't live in Weston and she says she is scared to visit me anymore."

During Young's hearing last week Charles Hart, defending, told the court his client had not been able to work since the incident due to stress.

He added: "He is totally remorseful for what he did and to this day is totally devastated by his actions."

Young was given an 18-month community order, 100 hours unpaid work, a curfew requirement for eight weeks, ordered to pay £85 costs and must keep in regular contact with the police.

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