Sex advances lead to prison
A Hamilton man who reacted angrily after sexual advances were turned down has been jailed.
Sidney Burke Cassidy, 30, admitted charges of indecent assault, intentional damage, breach of community work and breach of release conditions in the Hamilton District Court today.
Cassidy, the victim, and several other friends, had been drinking throughout the day of August 8 when he tried sexual advances on the woman, unsuccessfully, three times.
When he was turned down the third time, Cassidy got angry, walking out and throwing a piece of wood at a ranchslider, smashing one of the glass panes.
Cassidy's lawyer Glen Prentice said the incident resulted after a day's drinking.
"He doesn't try and minimise the offending, he accepts it was wrong and acknowledges it was the result of alcohol. A significant factor is, from the first day I met him he wanted to plead guilty, which was the day after he was arrested."
Judge Denise Clark noted in the victim impact statement, she wanted a protection order from Cassidy, which was granted.
Cassidy was sentenced to five months jail and issued a three strikes warning for the indecent assault charge.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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