A teenager who groped eight women as they swam at one of Queensland’s busiest beaches has been placed on two years’ probation by a Gold Coast judge.
The Afghan-born 17-year-old, who cannot be identified because he committed the offences as a juvenile, spent two hours grabbing women, aged between 15 and 24 years, as he swam between the flags at Surfers Paradise Beach on January 16 last year.
The offending stopped when three of the victims approached the lifeguard on duty and he then notified police. …
Judge David Kent heard the Victoria-based defendant grabbed his victims on their bottoms, breasts and, in three cases, their vaginas.
Crown prosecutor Nick McGhee said the defendant was seen swimming up to his victims “in quite a predatory manner”.
When questioned by the lifeguard on duty, the defendant allegedly said: “If I just say sorry, can we forget all about it?”
The judge said:
The judge accepted that seeing girls in bikinis is different to the environment in which he grew up.
Not only culturally incompatible, but the notion of one law that applies to all has been thrown out the window. The Koran makes clear that Muslim men are entitled, and non-Muslims are second class citizens. What would happen if a non-Muslim man treated their women that way?
hat-tip Stephen Neil