A SEX offender who confessed to his sex crime against a younger man has avoided jail.

Sow Onn, 61, from Hereford, attacked a man by intentionally touching him in a sexual way. The victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was a younger male, but over the age of 16, and was said to have placed his trust in Onn.

Onn pleaded guilty to one count of sexually assaulting a male, and was handed a 20-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months. This means he has avoided being sent to prison straight away, and will only be imprisoned if he reoffends in this time.

Onn must attend probation appointments and complete rehabilitation activity.


He originally denied the sexual assault, but changed his plea to guilty on the day of his trial.

He will now be required to register with police for seven years at Hereford police station, and will have to pay his victim compensation of £250.

He has also been ordered to pay prosecution costs of £350.