|Midnight Grope: Proud Cabaret|
Desmond Augustus Young, 51, was convicted yesterday of sexually assaulting the woman, who attended the 1920's-themed Proud Cabaret with a group of friends, on January 27.
It is located in Mark Lane, off Fenchurch Street, in the centre of the busy Square Mile.
He claims he was merely trying to usher her away from an area of the club she should not have been standing in.
However, City of London Magistrates Court rejected his claim and bailed Young, of Flat 1, 7 Aberdeen Road, Edmonton to return for sentencing on April 16.
He was warned all sentencing options, including custody, were open.
Prosecutor Miss Carly Loftus told the trial it was half an hour after midnight when the complainant arrived at the nightspot, which boasts burlesque and jazz amongst its live entertainment.
“The defendant was working as security staff and checked the woman and her friends' ID as they entered the club.
“Once inside he approached her from behind, held her hips, pressed himself against her and kissed her neck.”
The woman reported the incident to the club and the police were called.
CCTV was seized, which captured the incident.