Sex pest Skegness woman has Asbo cut to seven years
A SKEGNESS woman who threw herself at elderly men for money has had her 10-year ASBO reduced to seven years.
Prolific criminal, Nicola Jane Hackney, 35, preyed on the elderly and vulnerable, badgering them into giving her money for sexual services.
In October last year, after she was jailed for a string of burglary and theft offences, she was given a 10-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) to protect the public from her behaviour.
Among its clauses was a prohibition on offering to have sex or perform any sexual act with any person in Lincolnshire in exchange for money or items.
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However, in a hearing at the Court of Appeal in London, Hackney claimed it was "unreasonable and oppressive" to ban her from doing something which is not actually illegal.
But appeal judges, Lord Justice Davis, Mr Justice Treacy and Judge Peter Collier QC, said Hackney's behaviour distressed others.
The court heard she was jailed after admitting two burglaries and three thefts and asking for another four thefts to be taken into consideration.
Hackney pretended to be the warden of sheltered housing to get into a 78-year-old woman's property and said she was an 82-year-old man's carer to steal his wallet.
She also stole £50 from a disabled man she visited and offered sex to and, after meeting a 68-year-old in a pub, had persistently offered sex and stole cash from him.
In evidence for the ASBO hearing, an elderly man told how she had harassed him on many occasions and he had eventually yielded to her "pressing offers" and given her money for sex.
Rejecting her challenge to the prohibition on offering sex for money, Mr Justice Treacy said it was not "unnecessary, too wide or unfair."
He said: "It reflects a way this appellant has behaved persistently, to the distress of those affected
"In our judgement, the way in which the prohibition is expressed is sufficiently clear."
The ASBO was cut from 10 to seven years.
Hackney, formerly of Grosvenor Road, Skegness, was handed a 30-month jail sentence in July 2011 for burglary and theft.