A Crawley man has been given a community sentence for a series of assaults on women who were shopping in a Crawley supermarket.
Kaspars Grikis, unemployed, 36, of Woodfield Road, Crawley, was sentenced when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court on Monday (8 June).
He was given an 18-month Community Order, with an unpaid work requirement of 180 hours and a rehabilitation activity requirement. He was also ordered to pay compensation of £100.00.
Investigator Oli Robinson said; “At 5.30pm on 8 August last year officers were called to Tesco at Hazelwick, Crawley, to a report of a drunk man causing problems.
“While officers were at the scene a woman reported having been sexually assaulted by touching in the store and another woman went to the police station to report a similar assault at the same time and place.
“We also obtained store CCTV which very clearly showed a similar assault on another woman in the store at around the same time, and a media appeal resulted in her and a fourth woman coming forward to say they had been assaulted in the same way.”