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Paul Douglass prosecutes city lawyer convicted of racially aggravated common assault and sexual assault

Alastair Main, a city lawyer and former captain of London Rowing Club, was convicted at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on 3rdJanuary of racially aggravated common assault and sexual assault.
On 16th December 2015, Mr Main was at London Rowing Club for an annual dinner when he was rebuffed by the complainant, a woman who worked at LRC and with whom he had been having an on-off extramarital affair. Mr Main, who was drunk, had asked her for a hug in the bar area and she refused. The Crown’s case was that Main sought to humiliate her for rejecting his advances. He pursued her into her office and poured a beer over her head; he then further assaulted her in the ladies toilets and again outside the club. While pursuing her over a period of several minutes, he called her an Australian slut and an Australian whore several times. He also slapped her on the bottom several times, one slap being caught on CCTV. Mr Main claimed in his defence that the complainant had precipitated a row by threatening to tell his wife about their affair and that he had tried to reason with her to prevent her from doing so. He accepted assaulting her by pouring beer over her; he accepted he called her a slut. He denied prefixing Australian to the words whore or slut. He accepted he had slapped her on the bottom once (the occasion caught on CCTV) but claimed he reasonably believed she was consenting – he said he was being “flirty.” The District Judge rejected his account.
Sentence adjourned to 26th January.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4084566/Married-City-lawyer-35-smacked-Australian-woman-s-bottom-called-sl-t-poured-beer-rejected-advances-rowing-club-party.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/03/city-lawyer-poured-beer-woman-rowing-club-party-humiliated-sexual/
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/guilty-city-lawyer-poured-beer-over-woman-before-sexually-assaulting-her-at-rowing-club-christmas-a3431856.html
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2526309/city-lawyer-pouring-beer-womans-head-australian-slut/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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