10th Dec 2022 @ 10:09 am

A Las Palmas court has rejected the appeal of a man found guilty of sexual assault after groping the bottom of a woman in the street.

The incident occurred in December 2020, when according to the prosecution “a man who was walking down a street in the capital approached the plaintiff with the intention of satisfying his most reprehensible sexual instincts and, without saying a word, touched one of her buttocks and leered at her.” The victim immediately called for help from her mother, who was walking ahead of her.

The man was found guilty last May in an Arrecife criminal court and ordered to pay the victim €250 damages, as well as fine of €6 a day for over 18 months. His appeal was refused.

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