A SEX pest restaurant worker from Bangor has been sent to prison for six weeks after assaulting a teenager.

Stephen Nesbitt pushed an ice cube down the 18-year-old’s blouse and then tried to undo her clothing before biting her thigh and rubbing her private parts, Mold Crown Court heard.

Nesbitt failed to take heed of previous warnings about his behaviour the court was told.

He was said to have smacked the teenager’s bottom and nibbled her ear, and his behaviour towards his victim was described as “obsessive”.

He had also made inappropriate comments to her and asked her out on three occasions, telling her that he loved her.

Nesbitt’s behaviour was said to have worsened when his victim turned 18.

His victim said in a statement read out to the court that she had started to self-harm as a result of the attack and was undergoing counselling.

Nesbitt, 26, of Caernarfon Road, Bangor pleaded guilty to one sexual assault charge.

Defence barrister James Coutts said: “It is clear that he had difficulty reading the signals.”

Jailing him Judge Niclas Parry told Nesbitt: “You didn’t accept that she wasn’t interested in you.

“All of this left her in a state of shock.”

Nesbitt was placed under a five-year restraining order and told to sign the sex offenders register for the same period of time.