A man twice sexually assaulted a teenager in bed after sending her a picture of his genitals, a court has heard. 

Kyle Tipper, 29, sent an 18-year-old girl a picture of his genitals before going onto sexually assault her on two occasions.

Norwich Crown Court heard the victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had been at home in Thetford at the time of the offences.

Eastern Daily Press: Norwich Crown CourtNorwich Crown Court (Image: Peter Walsh, Newsquest)Jude Durr, prosecuting, said in the early hours of July 22 2019 Tipper, who was then 24, sent the victim a picture of his genitals after asking her if he could trust her.

The victim fell asleep by the time she received the image but Tipper later found her in bed.

Mr Durr said Tipper ran his hands over her underwear and private parts with the victim having "jolted" as she was "so scared".

Mr Durr said Tipper later returned to the victim's bed and "touched her breasts" and had attempted to undo his trousers before she moved to pick up her phone.

Tipper then rolled out of the bed and left the room "as if nothing had happened".

Eastern Daily Press: Kyle TipperKyle Tipper (Image: Norfolk Constabulary)Before Tipper was sentenced the victim provided an impact statement in which she said she was taken back to what happened "every time I shut my eyes".

She said she still felt "his hands on my skin" and "still feel the fear I felt at the time" adding "I don't feel safe in my own skin".

Tipper, of Silver Green, King's Lynn, appeared at court for sentence on Monday (October 16  2023) having admitted two counts of sexual assault.

Jailing Tipper for 29 months Judge Alice Robinson said the victim had been in bed in her home "where she was entitled to feel safe".

Eastern Daily Press: Judge Alice RobinsonJudge Alice Robinson (Image: Newsquest)Oliver Haswell, mitigating, acknowledged the offences had meant there was "some trauma caused" to the victim but insisted it was "not the most serious" type of sexual assault seen by the court.

He said it was "wholly wrong" and "misguided" but a "foolish" act that was "not in any way sinister" adding that it had been a "moment of madness" by Tipper.

Tipper was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) for 10 years and put on the sex offenders register, also for 10 years.