A drunk teenager who pinched a female police officer’s BOTTOM was today forced to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.
Boozy Sam Peters, 19, laughed when he grabbed the officer’s buttocks with both hands as she opened the passenger door of a patrol car.
She arrested him and took him to a police station, where he brazenly told cops: ”Girls do it to me all the time and I don’t cry about it.”
Peters admitted touching a woman in a sexual way without consent and was ordered to do 60 hours of unpaid work at Worcester Magistrates Court yesterday.
He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register – alongside paedophiles and rapists – for five years.
The court heard Peters groped the officer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in the Lowesmoor area of Worcester at 2.30am on September 26.
He told the court he had downed more than 10 cans of lager and shots of vodka and was ”paralytic”.
Unemployed Peters claims he thought the officer was a member of the public in fancy dress.
But Owen Beale, prosecuting, said the officer had just finished assisting colleagues who were dealing with an incident.
“Extremely offensive behaviour”
As she returned to her patrol car a group of men and women walked towards her and Peters squeezed her bottom as she opened the passenger door of her patrol car.
Mr Beale said: ”As they walked past, the defendant firmly grabbed her buttocks with both hands, squeezed hard and then laughed.
”He was arrested and interviewed by officers and he said he didn’t think he had done much wrong. He told them ‘Girls do it to me all the time and I don’t cry about it’.
”He said he had been around Worcester drinking. He said he had seen a ‘female copper’ and he said he had ‘pinched her ass’.
”He clearly considered it a laugh at the time. The officer has been left angry and offended by the incident as she was at work at the time and there were members of the public and colleagues present.”
In a statement read out to the court, the victim said: ”This male was a complete stranger to me. He did this while he walked behind me.
”I certainly didn’t expect people to behave in that manner. This was in front of members of the public and colleagues while I was at work.
”His behaviour was extremely offensive. I feel angry that somebody felt they had the right to behave in that way.”
Chairman of the bench Michael Lumley ordered Peters to pay £100 compensation to the officer and £85 costs.
”My son is totally harmless”
He said: ”The combination of your immaturity and the fact that your inhibition was completely destroyed because you were so drunk has been the root cause of this offence.
”We find it serious enough for a custodial sentence. The nature of this offence requires that you be subject to the register of the sexual offences act for five years.
”I would strongly advise you to look very closely at your alcohol intake. I am absolutely certain that this incident has focused you mind on that subject.”
Speaking after the case, Peters said: ”I’m not a paedophile or rapist and I shouldn’t be on the register with people like that.
”The police have totally over-reacted to something that was a drunken mistake. I thought that the officer was a woman dressed up on a fancy dress night out.”
Sam’s mum Debbie Peters, 45, said: ”My son is totally harmless, The police have treated him appallingly.
”I have been told by two officers that the incident was the talk of the station for the next week and that the woman officer was herself laughing and joking about it.
”They do not care that Sam has been forced to go through the courts and that the stigma of this will make it harder for him to get on in life.”