Man sent sick sex vids to woman

David Hammersley
David Hammersley

A SICK Wigan man sent sexually explicit videos of himself to a woman who had innocently passed on her number to him in a chance meeting.

Depraved David Hammersley sent a series of “sexual and suggestive” text messages to the woman before sending videos which showed him screaming while performing a sex act.

To make matters worse, Wigan Magistrates’ Court heard how the 30-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had only come into contact with the defendant because of her concerns about an ill relative who lived nearby. Mike Ardern, prosecuting, told how she had only knocked on Hammersley’s door because her relative was experiencing problems with a telephone line. As she left, she innocently passed on her mobile number to him.

But Hammersley, 41, then took advantage of that gesture by bombarding her with a series of sexually explicit text messages – despite her making it clear that she wanted him to stop.

The content of the messages was so disgusting that the prosecutor opted not to repeat them in court.

Hammersley also sent her four video files.

The first, which lasted 30 seconds, showed him urinating while saying “it feels good, it feels fine”.

He also sent two others which showed him screaming while performing a sex act and a pornographic video which depicted a woman performing a sex act. Hammersley, of Brindley Street, Pemberton, was arrested a short time later.

In interview, the defendant claimed he couldn’t remember sending the messages because he was drunk and on medication at the time.

But he admitted to sending similar messages to women he meets on online dating sites and accepted that the victim had made it perfectly clear she did not want to receive them.

Hammersley, who was cautioned for sending sexually explicit text messages to another woman last year, pleaded guilty to harassment and indecent exposure.

However, he only accepted the indecent exposure charge on the day the case was due to go to trial.

Peter Moran, defending, asked Magistrates to follow the community order recommendation from a probation service report and urged them to consider any compensation for the victim before awarding costs.

Magistrates handed Hammersley a three-year community order in which he must complete an extensive sexual offending treatment programme.

They also handed him a three-year restraining order - banning him from contacting the victim in any way - and ordered him to pay her £250 compensation, pay £250 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

He must also notify police of any changes of address for the next five years.