A SEX offender who squeezed a female police officer's bottom has appeared back in court after letting his 'dangerous' dog run amok during a row with 'frightened' neighbours.

Sam Peters, previously of Worcester, admitted a string of offences including scratching a neighbour's car, threatening behaviour, goading a dangerously out of control dog to chase a cat and shouting and swearing as two little dogs cowered in their owner's arms.

The 30-year-old of Anglia Crescent, Kempsey, near Worcester appeared before city magistrates on Monday where he pleaded guilty to criminal damage to Kia Rio belonging to Dale Matthews on September 23 this year and sending a Facebook message which conveyed a threat to Anthony Collins on June 26 this year.

Peters further admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to Claire Smith on September 23 and being the owner/person in charge of a dog that was dangerously out of control, again on September 23.

John Dove, prosecuting, said the Facebook message involved setting up a group titled 'grasses' in which he sent 'lengthy, abusive messages' to Mr Collins who took screenshots of them. Peters refers to 'hypocrites and bitches' and wrote: "Climb out from under your rocks and stay out of my business and vice versa."

Mr Dove said Peters had been outside his address drinking for the majority of the day and was 'rowdy' and 'acting antisocially' on September 23.

"Police received numerous calls from residents in the street complaining about dogs being out of control. The defendant owns a black Staffordshire Bull Terrier" said Mr Dove.

A doorbell camera picked up his dog, Brock, chasing a cat. Mr Dove said: "The defendant and his friend are heard goading the dog to attack the cat while it was running away.

"A number of neighbours phoned the police saying they were scared to get out of their cars to go to their houses in fear that the dog was aggressive."

The prosecutor said Peters was captured on the CCTV of various properties scratching Mr Matthews's car bonnet with 'an unknown object', an act which could not only be seen but heard on the footage.

Ms Smith was described as picking up her two small dogs when Peter's dog approached them, 'running out of control'. She said Peters told her: "Put your dogs down and I will show you what my dog can do!"

Peters was also described as swearing at the woman, calling her an obscene word and 'shouting abuse'.

Mr Dove described how Peters had 'a bad record' beginning in March 2007. Previous convictions include burglary, sexual assault, theft, drunk and disorderly, criminal damage, assault a police officer, obstructing a police officer, failing to provide a specimen, possession of a bladed article, affray and threatening to harm a witness or juror with intent to obstruct justice which led to a six-month prison sentence.

In 2010 we reported how Peters was convicted of a sexual assault after squeezing a female police officer's bottom in Lowesmoor, Worcester, and had to sign the sex offender register.

For three of the offences Peters was handed a 36-month community order to include the Resolve programme (26 sessions), 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days and an alcohol abstinence monitoring requirement for 90 days.

For having a dog that was dangerously out of control he was handed a conditional discharge for two years which included a condition that the dog must be kept on a lead outside the house. Magistrates ordered Peters to pay £500 in compensation for the damage to the car.

The bench also ordered him to pay £135 costs.