A man has been sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty to intentionally touching a woman’s behind without her consent.
George Muthaura Muriuki was charged with committing an indecent act with an adult contrary to section 11 (A) of Sexual Offences Act.
The accused was charged with touching the behind of a 23-year old woman at Barimunya Bar in Ntirimiti market Buuri sub-county of Meru County on March 17 at around 9 pm.
Mr Muthaura pleaded guilty to the charge before Meru chief Magistrate Lucy Ambasi.
The court heard that the complainant, who is a barmaid, had been sent to Nturimiti market to buy a soft drink for her boss when the accused trailed her.
State counsel James Kinyua told the court that the complainant, who is a mother of one, felt the accused had bad intentions and returned to the bar.
“The accused followed her to the bar before touching her behind saying she has fat behind and they are making him proud,’’ he told the court.
The complainant reported the matter the following day at Subuigia police station before the accused was arrested.