The manager of a Nottingham restaurant has been sentenced for sexually assaulting three young men while they worked part-time jobs.
Paul Cotton, 44, of Averton Square in Wollaton, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday (February 13) having previously pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault.
He was given a three year community order where he must attend a sex offender programme, a five year sexual harm prevention order and will have to sign the sex offender register for five years.
He will also have to pay compensation to his victims.
Detective Constable Sadler who investigated the case said: “Cotton used his position of authority to take advantage of three young men and this behaviour is completely unacceptable.
“I’d like to thank the victims for their bravery in coming forward and talking about what happened to him as well as the team who worked with me on this case.
“We hope it sends a strong message that we take this incredibly seriously here in Nottinghamshire.”
Cotton carried out the acts against the three men, who were aged between 17 and 18, while they were working at their part-time jobs in the same restaurant.
The case came to light when one of the victims felt he could no longer put up with the behaviour and left the restaurant while reporting it to Nottinghamshire Police.