Relief postman asked young woman for sex act

A young woman walking to her friend's house in broad daylight, was propositioned for sex by a relief Christmas postman – in uniform and in his Royal Mail van - a court in Boston has been told.
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Lea Troth, 48, of South Parade, Skegness, admitted soliciting anther person for the purpose of obtaining their sexual services as a prostitute, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court.

Prosecuting, Jim Clare said that at 1pm on December 19, the young woman was walking to her friend's house when she saw Troth, in full postman's uniform including a peaked cap, in a Royal Mail van, pulling up beside her and getting out of the van.

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He said she walked on but Troth appeared to follow her in the van and then pulled up alongside her in Kyme Road, wound his window down and said: “Will you give me a blow job for £20?”

Mr Clare said the woman refused and told Troth she was 'not a prostitute' but he kept asking her and despite her continuing to refuse, he appeared to be getting money out.

He said Troth then asked the woman for a 'hand job', so she went into a nearby shop and telephoned her mother, who came to her and Troth apologised to her.

He said the police were called and he was arrested.

Mr Clare said Troth had been on temporary employment with Royal Mail for the Christmas period.

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He said Troth did apologise and said it was a 'moment of madness' and that he had not believed she was a prostitute.

Troth, who was not represented, told the magistrates he did not want to say anything but that it was a 'load of rubbish' to say he had followed her.

After being advised that the only punishment in law was for a fine, the magistrates told Troth, who is now unemployed, that it must have been a 'particularly unpleasant experience for the young lady' and fined him £80 and ordered him to pay £117 in court costs and charges.