Man jailed for grop­ing nurse

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A MAN who car­ried out a ter­ri­fy­ing sex as­sault on a nurse has been jailed to “pro­tect NHS staff”.

John Foulkes, 63, told his vic­tim he “liked her big mus­cles” and said “he was not get­ting his 3am ex­er­cise be­cause his wife was in hos­pi­tal”.

A judge went be­yond court guide­lines and sen­tenced him to 10 weeks in prison for the “sever­ity” of the crime.

He said: “Nurses have to feel they are pro­tected by courts.”

Foulkes, of Bolton, Lancs, abused the nurse af­ter she pulled the cur­tain around his bed to take some swabs on De­cem­ber 12 last year.

He touched her breasts and bot­tom and pushed him­self against her.

Bolton JPs also or­dered Foulkes to sign the Sex Of­fend­ers’ Reg­is­ter for seven years.

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