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Homless man could be jailed for speaking with teens in Mell Square

A HOMELESS man could be facing jail for entering into “chit chat” with two 15 year-old girls.

A HOMELESS man could be facing jail for entering into “chit chat” with two 15 year-old girls.

David Alfred Pullen, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to breaching a sexual offences order by having unsupervised contact with two girls aged under 18, on Sunday July 24.

Malcolm Stoddard, prosecuting, said Pullen had received the sexual offences order on November 9 following ‘a serious sexual offence.’

Solihull Magistrates Court heard that Pullen had been in Mell Square when the two 15-year-old girls approached him to speak to his friend.

“Mr Pullen made a joke abut his friend being eccentric,” said Nicola Purches, defending. “I think we would call it ‘chit chat’.

“There was nothing untoward, he didn’t seek out the company of these girls. It all happened in the open.”

She added Pullen was simply a sociable person and wanted to have contact with people.

“Through no fault of his own, he is homeless,” she added. “He is a very lonely person.”

Police arrested the 71 year-old at the scene and he was held overnight before appearing at court on Monday June 25.

The court heard that, even with no evidence that the breach was of a sexual nature, Pullen could still face a serious sentence.

He was remanded in custody for sentencing at Warwick Crown Court on July 16.

 

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