A terrified mum has issued a warning that her own sex attacker son is back on the street – and fears her her own family’s safety.
Dangerous Timothy John Greet, 28, was recently released from jail after several months on remand for a serious sexual assault on a woman.
He was freed with a suspended sentence after Truro Crown Court heard how he subjected his victim to a terrifying ordeal in her living room.
He pushed her to the floor and attempted to tear off her jeans and underwear.
She fought him off and locked herself in her bathroom before he attacked her again and bit her on the neck before she managed to flee.
The incident, in April last year, left the victim – who is not a relative – attempting suicide.
And now he is back on the streets the monster’s own mother has spoken out to warn of his danger and said she is worried he is going to come and attack her.
Joanne Greet, 45, Helston, Cornwall, said the family have suffered stress and anxiety and have only had minimal contact with him since his release from custody.
She said: “I think the public should be aware that he’s allowed back on the streets.
“It is worrying because he’s not just attacked his own family, he’s attacked innocent members of the public.
“He’s still my son and you still have that love there, but there’s only so much we can take at the end of the day.”
The court heard how Greet previously had 14 convictions for 34 offences dating back to 2007 which included attacks on family members.
Ahead of the case Greet had spent several months on remand where he was assessed for mental health issues.
He pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual assault which happened while he was living in Newquay, Cornwall.
He was released with a two-year prison sentence suspended for two years with supervision from the probation service.
During the sentencing hearing, the prosecution said the victim had invited him into her flat after seeing him in a distressed state.
In a victim impact statement, the woman spoke of the devastating impact the attack had on her life.
She said: “Since this has happened to me, I have battled to get my life back on track.
“I remember his eyes staring at me and I wake up in a cold sweat thinking about what he did to me.
“I still sleep with the bedroom light on.”
Greet’s mother Joanne said her son was prone to “psychotic” episodes when left to his own devices and they were terrified of what else he might be capable of.
She added: “The part that disappoints me is that the mental health team deal with him when he’s gone through the courts and as soon as he’s done his sentence, they leave him to his own devices.
“I think someone should make sure he keeps taking his medication, because when he’s not, that’s when he has these psychotic episodes.
“We’ve been dealing with this for 10 years since he was 18.”
Mrs Greet said her son has attacked members of the family and she has been forced to physically hold him back on occasions.
Greet has also previously turned up at his parent’s home in the early hours, banging on the windows, and once stole their television.
She said the family have moved house, but he still manages to track them down.
She added: “I do hope this latest court order works, for his sake and ours. I don’t wish any ill on him or anyone else.”
His sister Nadine Greet, 26, said she had asked for a restraining order but was told by the police that there was little they could do at this time.
She was advised to call 999 if he turned up at her home and became violent.
She added: “I think it’s disgusting there’s no protection out there.
“He’s attacked us before and if they don’t section him, I am going to have to move my whole family away for their safety.
“I’ve been through a lot with him. He should not be able to turn up at my home.
“I grew up with him and I know he really needs help. I know he doesn’t want to act like that but he can’t help himself.”
She said stress over his release has caused her to suffer epileptic seizures and she has been forced to surrender her driving licence.
Devon and Cornwall Police declined to comment.