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Man get 8 months in jail for slapping woman on bottom


darkhorse

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Seems a little harsh to me...
Obviously the man had no right to slap the woman on the bottom and it was an intrusion of her privacy
But there is no indication that he was a serial bum slapper and he did appologise when he was arrested
A severe reprimand would seem more appropiate - but 8 months in jail?

“He says it won't happen again,” said Ms Darcy. “He has learnt his lesson to stay away from drugs and he is worried sick as he did not think of the repercussions. He was so out of it and is deeply ashamed and apologetic.”
Man gets eight months in jail for slapping woman on bum ‘for the thrill of it’ - Courts, National News - Independent.ie
 

Ryan Tubbs

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"But of course, they ALL have lovely bottoms............" , clarified the Judge
 

ruserious

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He was a right cheeky fecker eh!
 

ruserious

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He'll have 8 months now to discover new bottoms :eek:
 

True Republican

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He's been released pending an appeal against the sentence, I'd say on appeal it will be reduced to a suspended sentence.
 

damus

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Did you miss the part where he spent 15 minutes following the woman and everytime that she turned around he attempted to hide his face, and not only that when she sped up or slowed down so did he? The woman was so terrified that she called her boyfriend ffs.
 

darkhorse

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Did you miss the part where he spent 15 minutes following the woman and everytime that she turned around he attempted to hide his face, and not only that when she sped up or slowed down so did he? The woman was so terrified that she called her boyfriend ffs.
Its not illegal to follow someone for 15 mins ...
 

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Don't like the way this thread is heading so I'll butt out after just saying

He followed her for 10-15 mins, lowering his head when she turned around.
Any decent man will cross the road to prevent a woman feeling threatened if he happens to be following her on an empty street.

This was a sexual assault, however minor
Just because a serial rapist of his own daughter walks free it doesn't diminish this crime.
By this logic there would be acceptable levels of assault; I had hoped we had come a long way from this.

If he fancied her let him buy a bunch of flowers, like the Impulse ad :mad:
 

ScreeOrTalus

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So he did it "to get a thrill" and because "she had a nice bum".

And he was "out of it" on drugs.

Self-restraint is the most important of the "negative" social virtues imho and this young man failed to exercise it.

That said, eight months in jail would be a daunting prospect.
 

darkhorse

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Don't like the way this thread is heading so I'll butt out after just saying

He followed her for 10-15 mins, lowering his head when she turned around.
Any decent man will cross the road to prevent a woman feeling threatened if he happens to be following her on an empty street.

This was a sexual assault, however minor
Just because a serial rapist of his own daughter walks free it doesn't diminish this crime.
By this logic there would be acceptable levels of assault; I had hoped we had come a long way from this.

If he fancied her let him buy a bunch of flowers, like the Impulse ad :mad:
Its not clear from the article that he was charged with sexual assault...
If he was, then his name would be put on the sex offenders list
Which would seem even more harsh
 

damus

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Its not illegal to follow someone for 15 mins ...
Actually, it is if you're following someone to the extent that you're harassing them! Do you know what his intentions were? What would have happened if the boyfriend didn't turn up - maybe that's something you need to ponder on? I think she may have had a very lucky escape!
 

ScreeOrTalus

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In a civilized society, something should be done about prison rape.

Think about it, a judge doesn't sentence someone to be sexually assaulted in prison.
 

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Don't like the way this thread is heading so I'll butt out after just saying

He followed her for 10-15 mins, lowering his head when she turned around.
Any decent man will cross the road to prevent a woman feeling threatened if he happens to be following her on an empty street.

This was a sexual assault, however minor
Just because a serial rapist of his own daughter walks free it doesn't diminish this crime.
By this logic there would be acceptable levels of assault; I had hoped we had come a long way from this.

If he fancied her let him buy a bunch of flowers, like the Impulse ad :mad:
Don't go to Turkey on your holidays is all I can say.
Yes, it's creepy. Yes it's intimidatory.
A caution would've sufficed.
Prison on the second occassion.
 

damus

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Its not clear from the article that he was charged with sexual assault...
If he was, then his name would be put on the sex offenders list
Which would seem even more harsh
He was charged and convicted of sexual assault!
 

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The judge did not want to deliver a soft sentence, it appears.....
 
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