Sex-offender to spend time in jail after pleading guilty

A 38-YEAR-OLD Grafton man has been sentenced to nine months' jail after he was convicted for two indecent assaults and a charge of larceny.

Lindsay Thomas Williams appeared in Grafton Local Court on Monday for sentencing after he was convicted on two charges of indecent assault on February 16, 2011 and August 7 last year.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charges, but changed his plea to guilty in a court hearing in June.

The charge of larceny occurred following the theft of a chainsaw from the back of a ute outside a store in Junction Hill on June 1 last year.

Police said CCTV footage showed Williams take a chainsaw valued at $800 from the ute and walk away with it.

Two days later the accused's father handed the chainsaw into police.

Williams was arrested in South Grafton in July 2013.

Magistrate Robyn Denes sentenced Williams to nine months' jail with a three-month non-parole period from August 4 on one of the indecent assault charges.

He also received a six-month sentence from May 4 for the other indecent assault conviction and three months for the larceny.

He will be released on November 3.

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