‘Oompa Loompa’ sex pest who hired himself out for stag and hen parties is spared jail
A DWARF who hired himself out for stag parties and hen nights has been spared jail after pestering schoolgirls for sex.
Published: Thu, September 25, 2014
Marc Corrieri, who dressed as a £150-an-hour Oompa Loompa from children’s favourite Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, harassed the four youngsters online.
The 4ft 2ins performer said he was rich and offered a 13-year-old a job as his face painter before quizzing her about sex.
But he was caught when one girl’s mother saw his lewd messages posted on Facebook.
Corrieri, of Motherwell, Lanarkshire, had worked for Buff Butlers events firm but is now unemployed.
He appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court where he was ordered to perform 240 hours of unpaid work and put on the sex offenders’ register for three years.
Shamed Corrieri, who also dressed a Superman, earlier admitted sending explicit messages to four girls aged 13 and 16.
The offences took place between May 2011 and August 2012.
Pleading for his client not be jailed defence lawyer Stephen McQuillan said: “This is a very serious matter.
“He is unemployed and lives at home with his parents.
I get paid to go out and party with different lads, we get a lot of attention from the ladies and I get to enjoy myself
“My submission is to ask you to step back from a custodial sentence and look at other options.
“I say again that he fully understands the serious nature of this offence.”
The court earlier heard Corrieri first targeted twin sisters when they were aged 15 on Facebook.
Depute fiscal Imran Bashir, prosecuting, said: “He originally asked the sisters to go for a walk with him.
“He sent regular messages but they stopped abruptly for about six months.
“When they turned 16 he messaged them again and they described the messages as being a lot more ‘creepy’ than before.”
Corrieri told one youngster to “wear a mini skirt and tights”.
He also asked one of the girls to meet him in woods and touch him inappropriately.
Corrieri met a third 13-year-old victim at an under 16s disco where he worked and later contacted her through Facebook.
He offered her a job face painting and said he would pay her £50 a day.
But later sent her sexual messages and asked about her sex life.
He repeatedly asked another 13-year-old victim what school she attended and offered to collect her.
Corrieri earlier told how loved his entertainment job but laid down strict ground rules to keep his dignity intact.
He said: “It’s a different career.
“I wanted to have a laugh and I just thought, “go for it”.
“I get paid to go out and party with different lads, we get a lot of attention from the ladies and I get to enjoy myself.
“I dress up for them as Superman or as an Oompa Loompa but I draw the line at dressing up as a woman – that’s a no go.”
His rules included no picking up or throwing, no tampering with his drink, not using the word “midget” and no police involvement.
Sentencing Corrieri, Sheriff Joyce Powrie said: “I am prepared to make a community payback order and you will be subject to supervision.
“You also have to attend the sex offenders group work programme.
“If you are not compliant then you will be in breach of this order and brought back and I think you know that there will only be one place you will be going.”
Corrieri refused to comment as he left court.