|Midnight Grope: Proud Cabaret|
A bouncer at a landmark cabaret club in the heart of the City who sneaked up behind a female customer, held her hips and kissed her on the neck, has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years.
Desmond Augustus Young, 51, was convicted of sexually assaulting the woman, who attended the 1920's-themed Proud Cabaret with a group of friends, on January 27.
He claimed 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 found him guilty of one count of sexual assault after a trial.
Young, of Aberdeen Road, Edmonton, north London was today sentenced to 150 hours community service and ordered to pay the victim £100 compensation, an £85 victim surcharge and £200 costs.
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.