47-year-old Dwayne David Beach this morning [Jan 28] pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a 16 year old schoolgirl, with the Court hearing the teenager managed to run away after punching the man — who was on probation for another sex offence when this incident occurred.
The Court heard the incident happened in Devonshire earlier this month, and involved the man grabbing the teenage girl and forcing a kiss on her while attempting to fondle her. She broke free, punched him and ran away, making her way home.
She then told her mother, who called the police. Beach was arrested, identified by the teenager, and then admitted the offence.
Beach has prior convictions of this nature having been convicted of sexually assaulting a 14 year old girl in 2010. He was released from this sentence in Dec. 2011 and was still on probation.
Magistrate Warner remanded him into custody and sent the matter to Supreme Court for sentencing saying that, in his view, the five year maximum was insufficient to deal with Beach – whom the Magistrate described as a “predator.”