A TEENAGER admitted two indecent assaults - even though he said he could not remember what happened.
Andrew Love, of Elland, was then sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders' institution.
Bradford Crown Court was told that a combination of Ecstasy and alcohol left Love, 18, of Towngate House, with no memory of the attack on a 17-year-old girl in Elland last year.
The court was told that Love had been drinking in a pub in Elland, where he repeatedly felt the girl's bottom.
Later that night, he ran into her in the Southgate precinct and forced her down a side street.
He put his hand over her mouth and felt her breasts and groin until she managed to scream for help and he ran away.
Sophie Drake, prosecuting, said: "She thought she was going to be raped. She told me this was the worst thing that had ever happened to her."
Love suffers from depression and has previously tried to take his own life.
Defence barrister Jamie Lindsey said: "Although the defendant has no recollection of the evening, he accepts that these events took place.
"He is also disgusted with himself that he had to appear before the court for a crime of this kind."
Passing sentence, the Recorder of Bradford, Stephen Gullick, said: "Women should expect to walk the streets of West Yorkshire free form fear.
"This is a crime that is so serious only a custodial sentence will do."