February 2021

Thornaby man pleads guilty to sexual assault of woman

A man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman two years ago.

Sean James Bonner committed the offence in November 2019 in Stockton.

The 32-year-old appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning where he pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual assault of a female over the age of 16.

The court was told that Bonner, of Richmond Place, Thornaby had no previous convictions.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be compiled by the probation service.

No details of the offence were given during the short hearing.

District Judge Helen Cousins gave Bonner unconditional bail until his sentencing.