September 2014

Singing pervert tells court he is Elvis Presley

A SERIAL pervert told a court he was Elvis Presley after singing loudly on his way up from the cells and refusing to stand for the judge today.

Peter Brame, 67, is behind bars for repeatedly breaching an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order imposed for a catalogue of groping and exposure convictions in Bradford.

Brame, a homeless alcoholic, forgot to register at Trafalgar House Police Station after buying alcohol with a big lump sum of pension payments, suspended while he was in prison and handed out on his release, his lawyer Claire Moran said.

The court heard he was freed from Leeds Prison on August 8 and did not register the following week.

He was arrested on August 21 and had been in custody since.

Scruffy, bearded, Brame, who wore an oversize pink jumper for the hearing, led a chaotic and alcohol-dependant lifestyle, Miss Moran said.

The probation service did not feel able to work with him but he could be housed in a hostel in Leeds Road, Bradford, after two charities had visited him in prison.

Judge David Hatton QC adjourned the case until October 10 so that enquiries could be made to see if Brame can be found a home.

A delighted Brame shouted from the dock: “You’re not a judge: you’re an angel straight from heaven,” before he was escorted back to the cells.

In May last year, Brame was jailed for three months for sexually molesting a 16-year-old girl on a bus in Shipley.

Drunken Brame put his hand on the horrified college student’s thigh and said he was prepared to pay good money for “business”.

The offence was committed just weeks after he was freed from a prison sentence for dropping his trousers in front of children playing in Bradford City Park’s mirror pool. He was jailed for four months for exposing himself to cause alarm or distress, claiming his trousers accidentally fell down because the button was missing.

In 2012, Brame was jailed for 28 weeks for sexually assaulting his support worker, groping her when she visited him to help him cope in the community.

Two months earlier, he was spared a jail sentence for kissing a nine-year-old girl at a bus stop and asking her to lift up her skirt, telling the police she was “a little cracker”.

March 2013

Paedophile exposed himself to children at Bradford’s City Park

A convicted paedophile who indecently exposed himself in front of children playing in the Mirror Pool in Bradford’s City Park said his trousers accidentally dropped because the button had fallen off.

Peter Brame, 66, was jailed for four months at Bradford CrownCourt after pleading guilty to two offences of exposing himself to cause alarm or distress.

Brame was jailed for 28 weeks in February last year for sexually assaulting his support worker. He grabbed her breast on Christmas Eve, 2011, when she visited him to help him cope in the community.

Two months before the assault, Brame was spared a jail sentence for kissing a nine-year-old girl at a bus stop.

Brame, a chronic alcoholic, of Knoll Park Drive, Shipley, wept in court and spoke of his shame after sexually molesting the child on May 25, 2011.

He kissed her on the face and asked her to lift up her skirt, telling the police she was “a little cracker.”

Yesterday, Brame was brought to court from Leeds Prison after jumping bail for the latest offences.

Prosecutor Heather Weir said he was conditionally discharged on August 30 last year by Bradford and KeighleyMagistrates for disorderly conduct. He upset a woman by asking her if she “would do business”.

Shortly before 4pm on the same day, Brame was seen at the Mirror Pool with his bare bottom exposed.

A City Park warden and a lifeguard saw his trousers repeatedly fall down.

“The defendant did not seem to be doing anything positive to keep his trousers in place,” Mrs Weir said.

Brame was fully exposing himself in front of children playing in the pool.

He told arresting police officers he had trouble keeping his trousers up because the button had fallen off.

On February 1, Brame exposed himself on a First Bus heading for Bradford city centre at 12.30pm. A mother, with two young daughters, reported him to the police. She said “an old, scruffy, man” had committed the offence.

Brame’s barrister, Stephen Wood, said he had been in custody since February 4 after failing to turn up at court.

Judge Peter Benson said Brame behaved in “a disgraceful fashion” when drunk.

He told him: “What concerns me is that you may graduate from this sort of conduct to serious sexual assaults.”

But Brame could not be treated in the community because he failed to comply with court orders.

Febuary 2012

Shipley man jailed for groping woman

A convicted paedophile has been locked up for grabbing his support worker’s breast when she visited him to help him cope in the community.

Chronic alcoholic Peter Brame sexually molested the shocked woman on December 24 then told her he was only joking because it was Christmas.

Jailing Brame for 28 days, Judge Peter Benson said he spared him prison in October for kissing a nine-year-old girl because he took pity on him.

Two months later, Brame breached a suspended jail sentence by sexually assaulting the support worker,causing her alarm and distress.

Bearded Brame, 65, of Knoll Park Drive, Shipley, begged the judge for one more chance before he was led from the dock to the cells.

Four months ago, he wept in court and spoke of his shame after sexually molesting the nine-year-old girl on May 25 last year.

Judge Benson told him then he must have been an “alarming” sight for his child victim as she waited for her school bus in Baildon.

Brame kissed her on the face and asked her to lift up her skirt.

The distressed youngster fled in alarm and a concerned householder took a photo of Brame on her phone. Arrested in the area soon afterwards, he told the police the child was “a little cracker.”

Brame, then of good character, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child under 13.

He was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, coupled with a residence order at his current address.

Judge Benson made a Sexual Offences Prevention Order prohibiting Brame from having any unsupervised contact with children under 16. He must sign on with the police as a sex offender for seven years.

Last week, a warrant for his arrest was issued for Brame when he failed to attend court on the charge of sexually assaulting the support worker.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to the offence when he was brought to court in custody.

Brame’s solicitor advocate, Simon Hustler, said his client was a chronic alcoholic who asked the court to once again spare him an immediate jail sentence.