A woman sexually assaulted a cab driver after he refused to have sex with her to cover her £26.50p fare, The Mirror reports. It was gathered that Gemma Pinkerton had told the cabbie she was a prostitute earlier in the journey and offered him sex for money. She tried to force it by groping him over his clothing 20 to 30 times. The 25-year-old dark haired prolific offender then allegedly tried to blackmail him by saying she would report him to police for sexual assault when she realized that the cabbie wouldn't change his mind. The police revealed that Homeless Pinkerton, who was on a cocktail of drink and drugs, then attacked him and damaged his car before he threw her out of the vehicle.
Judge Ian Lawrie QC jailed her for 30 months, saying she had blackmailed the cabbie for the sake of £26.50p. He said: 'You persisted by one means or another to try and get a free lift home. "You kissed him and offered him sex and went to the extraordinary lengths of groping him. "There comes a time when enough is enough and you need to be punished."
Pinkerton admitted assault, sexual assault, causing criminal damage and making off without payment when she appeared at Plymouth Crown Court. She has 36 previous convictions for 64 offences - including having sex with a man in a public park last year when she was given a suspended sentence for outraging public decency.
She had sex with the man two days before this incident, in front of shocked on-lookers including a six year old child who saw the couple having full sex.
She denied the blackmail charge of demanding £20 with menaces and that count was left to lie on the file.