A Singapore court has sentenced him to seven years in prison for beating him six times and harassing a bridegroom on her wedding night. The real groom fell asleep on the sofa in the same room.
The Straits Times reported that a Singapore court on Monday convicted a 42-year-old “groom’s friend” of sexually assaulting a bride on her wedding night. While the real groom was drunk asleep on the sofa in the same room. Sentenced to seven years in prison and six beatings.
The case began in October 2016 after the couple’s wedding celebrations ended. In the evening around 5 p.m., the groom and his friends invited to continue drinking in the hotel suite. The room where the newlyweds will sleep on the wedding night. without the bride joining them in their drinking circle.
Around 1:00 a.m., the bride took a shower and went to bed alone in her bedroom. As the festivities continued in the living room, which is blocked by sliding doors only Until about 3 am, all friends began to gradually leave the apartment. Except for the accused who slept on the sofa. The groom tried to wake him up, but he didn’t wake up. And later the groom himself fell asleep on another sofa.
The victim claimed that She woke up at 6 a.m., feeling someone caressing her chest. and under her pajamas At first she thought it was her husband. and told him to go take a shower But when he touched the pants he was wearing He knew right away that something was wrong. Because her husband didn’t wear jeans at the party.
Even though I didn’t want to think that someone else was in bed with her. But she still tried to focus on the person, since the room was so dark that the leaves could not be seen clearly. But she still saw that the face was much bigger than her husband’s. So I tried asking “Who are you?” but the other party didn’t answer. She was frightened and ran out of the room for help. and found that her husband was lying on the sofa in a wedding dress. She woke him and told him what had just happened.
when face to face The man initially denied the bride’s claims. But eventually cornered and admitted to touching her chest. But insisted that he did not touch his lower body. before a short apology The groom kicked the man out of the room. Before the couple went to report to the police the next day.
The testimony in court at the beginning of May The accused claimed that he had mistaken the bride for his wife. Although he admitted to touching the victim’s chest. But he denied the allegations of sexual harassment. He also claimed to immediately take his hand off his chest. when he heard the voice of a victim who was not like his wife
However, the judge saw that his words were “Unbelievable” and just a “hopeless excuse”, especially in the argument that if the offender thinks he is really at home He would probably sleep on the floor instead of the bed. because his wife did not allow him to go to bed If he’s drunk and hasn’t showered
On the other hand, the judge saw that the victim “Trustworthy and honest”, the story she said was never reversed. The testimony also coincided with all of her husband’s testimony. For this reason, evidence on her side has been suggested that “Credible” means that the prosecution is proven beyond reasonable doubt.
After the court sentenced him to seven years of imprisonment and six beatings, defense lawyers has stated that The defendant will appeal the verdict and judgment. and has filed bail for S$30,000 (approximately 788,000 baht).
For the laws of Singapore Sexual harassment against a person without their consent Offenders can face up to 20 years in prison and fines or be beaten.
The report also revealed that the 39-year-old had decided to part ways with her husband. After dating for more than 11 years, the reason for the divorce was not discussed in court.