Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Man jailed for grabbing woman’s bottom

A MAN was sent to jail yesterday for six months for grabbing a woman’s bottom as she walked along the street.

Michael Junior David, 30, of Cocoyea, San Fernando, told the court that he was guilty of indecent assault and committed the act because he did not have a girlfriend.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington heard that it was at 8.15 a.m. on Emancipation Day (August 1) last year that the victim was walking along Drayton Street, San Fernando with her mother.
“The defendant walked up to the VC (victim) and grabbed her on the butt with his hand after which he walked away smiling,” police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said.

The young woman reported the incident to police and David was arrested and charged with indecent assault.
Wellington yesterday asked David about his actions.

Standing in the prisoner’s dock, David said: “Ah doh have a girlfriend.”
Wellington asked if that gave him permission to touch the woman, to which David said: “I was not thinking straight.”

David, who had one conviction in the past for larceny, was sentenced to six months with hard labour.


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