May 2, 2017
Jason Lee Butler was due to appear at Poole Magistrates Court on 6th April 2017, to stand trial for :
1 x Sexual Assault on a 29 year old female.
1 x Sexual Assault on a Child under the age of 16
1 x Indecent Exposure
However, the defendant failed to attend court for the full trial and a warrant was issued for his immediate arrest.
The case proceeded without him and the Magistrates found him guilty on all 3 charges in his absence.
Butler was arrested 2 days later and was remanded into custody till sentencing on the 28th April 2017.
Butler appeared in court on the 28th April 2017, where he was sentenced to ONLY 12 months in prison suspended for 24 months.
He was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 5 years and an S.O.P.O order was put in place against him.
His movements around children are also restricted.
Butler was seen laughing and joking as he left the court talking on his mobile phone.