A TATTOO artist has been jailed for a collection of sexual offences towards three girls.
Mark Hylands uncovered himself and engaged in sexualised and offensive behaviour towards three girls whereas working at tattoo retailers in Eastbourne and Hastings.
The 30-year-old additionally carried out plenty of sexual assaults.
Feminine clients complained about approaches to them by Hylands.
Hylands assaulted two girls in Eastbourne and one other in Hastings.
He was additionally disagreeable to workers and clients, a courtroom heard.
In January 2020, 4 years after the offences started, his behaviour was reported to the police and an investigation started.
Hylands, of Bramley Street, Polegate, was sentenced to 30 months in jail for seven sexual assaults and three counts of publicity.
He was discovered not responsible on three different counts of sexual assault and of 1 publicity.
Hylands might be a registered intercourse offender indefinitely and was given a Sexual Hurt Prevention Order (SHPO) to final till additional courtroom order.
This prohibits him from contacting his victims and from taking any paid work with out police settlement.
Detective Sergeant Chris Milner, of Hastings CID, stated: “This investigation exhibits how we are going to actively take each alternative to pursue those that prey upon and assault girls, and the assist we can provide victims to assist guarantee they will present their proof and attend courtroom.”