A Kenyan migrant in Australia has been charged for sexually assaulting a woman at a nudist beach.
24 year old Nichola Kimutai pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent assault at a nudist beach south of Perth on April 22.
However, magistrate Leanne Atkins opted not to give him a prison sentence but instead settled on 180 hours of community service work and to be subjected to an 18-month ‘Intense Supervision Order.’
Kimutai who moved from Kenya one year ago, is studying arts, politics and international relations at Edith Cowan University.
His victim, who was not identified, was sunbaking naked at the beach when Kimutai, who was also naked, approached her, the police prosecutor told Rockingham Magistrates Court.
The woman moved away but Kimutai followed her into the ocean.
While swimming near her she told him to ‘go away and leave me alone’.
The woman moved back to the beach where she was sunbaking naked with a hat over her face when Kimutai indecently assaulted her, the court heard.
She screamed and told her attacker to leave her alone.
Police were called in and Kimutai arrested.
According to the duty lawyer, Kimutai has previously had consensual sexual involvement on the same beach with a different woman.
She added that he had been suffering depression and was unable to get back to Kenya to see his family.
He drank heavily the night before the assault and believed he knew the woman, the court heard.
‘He was looking for support; looking for intimate behaviour to get support,’ the duty lawyer said.
Source – Daily Mail