A Bungendore [Australia] man has expressed his shame and remorse after he grabbed another man's penis and testicles during a night of drinking at the Royal Hotel, Bungendore.
Paul Daniel pleaded guilty to common assault in Queanbeyan Local Court on Monday as a result of the incident. Daniel's solicitor Christina Lewis said her client couldn't remember the events of Saturday, June 15 due to his state of intoxication.
According to police, the victim was having a drink at the hotel with his wife, a work colleague and the colleague's partner. Daniel, 32, walked up to the victim and his wife who were standing by the fireplace and asked "are you man enough to look after that woman?"
He then stood over the victim in what the police facts described as an "intimidating manner," before reaching out and grabbing the victim's penis and testicles.
The victim threw his hands up in shock and said "what are you up to?" before pulling himself away. The defendant released the victim, turned around and walked to the bar.
Local Magistrate Chris Bone described the incident on Monday as a "nasty little offense."
Magistrate Bone warned Daniel he was at risk of going to jail, but instead issued the accused an 18-month good behavior bond and a $1000 fine.
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