Home help Douglas Keall kissed two elderly women in 'moment of weakness' at Hull care home
A HOME help has been ordered to attend a treatment programme for sex offenders after preying on two elderly women.
Douglas Keall targeted two women aged 61 and 69 during his visits to a Hull care home.
One woman was in a wheelchair and was followed into a lift by Keall, who refused to let her out and kissed her.
He made a pass at the other woman as she went to visit a mobile hairdresser.
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Keall pleaded guilty to two sexual assaults on the second day of his trial at Hull Crown Court.
Now, Keall, 61, has been ordered to attend a Sex Offenders Treatment programme and has been given a three-year community order.
Judge Jeremy Richardson QC told Keall: "Someone of your age shouldn't be indulging in this form of filthy crime.
"The ladies were vulnerable and you cornered them. One was getting into a lift and could hardly escape from you as she was in a wheelchair."
Keall, of Strensall Road, west Hull, was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for five years.
One victim, now 70, said: "I was going to see the hairdresser and Doug came up behind me, I turned round and he kissed me on the lips."
Judge Richardson said the victims had been distressed by the unwanted attention inflicted on them by Keall.
He said: "Something that should be pleasant and tender, if wanted, was turned into something deeply unpleasant by your filthy conduct.
"You kissed, in unwanted circumstances, two senior citizens. You cornered each of them in circumstances where they were unable to get away from your advances."
He said Keall's activities warranted a prison sentence, although he had decided to impose a community order.
"If you are in breach of the order I make, there is a real risk you will go to prison," said Judge Richardson.
"These ladies were upset for a period of time by your revolting conduct.
"An aggravating feature is that you were in a position of trust and you breached the trust that was reposed in you."
Keall's barrister John Thackray told the court Keall wanted to apologise for his crimes.
Mr Thackray said: "He describes it as a moment of weakness.
"He has been substantially punished, he has lost his job as a result of this."
Detective Constable Adrian Adamson said: "Douglas Keall has finally admitted responsibility for what he did.
"He has used his position to sexually assault two women, leaving them frightened and extremely upset."