The 35-year-old appeared in North Devon Magistrates’ Court today on Friday.

A 35-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 19-year-old male.

Lee Stuart Nash, of Winfield Grove, Newdigate, Surrey, appeared at North Devon Magistrates’ Court today on Friday.

The court heard Nash had groped the victim as he slept.

Lyndsey Baker, prosecuting, said the teenager, who was seen as a friend to Nash, had been staying with him at a property in Bideford for three weeks.

On the evening of June 29, the victim had consumed alcohol and had fallen asleep on the sofa, and Nash had suggested he go to the spare room to sleep.

The 19-year-old awoke to find Nash groping him, at which point the victim moved and indicated his wish for him to stop.

Nash will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on September 9.

He was granted bail, on the condition that he is to have no contact with the victim.

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