A 37-year-old medical student, Philip Queree, has been convicted for sexually assaulting a woman he met on a dating app called Tinder.
Queree, who is in his third year at King’s College medical school, London, was handed a five-year restraining order. He was said to have grabbed his date’s breasts with “excessive force” during consensual sex.
The convicted reportedly pulled the woman’s hair and squeezed her breasts repeatedly despite telling him to stop because it hurt.
The complainant, a health worker, told the Jersey Magistrate’s Court that both her breasts were bruised and had difficulty lifting her arm after the assault.
Bridget Shaw, who presided over the case, said the defendant was guilty of ‘indecent assault’.
“Queree touched a sexual and intimate part of her body in a sexual manner without her consent. Irrespective of her consent to other sexual conduct, I am sure that the touching was in circumstances of indecency and thus Queree is guilty of indecent assault.”
“This was a serious sexual assault. It is not the most serious sexual assault but it is not at the lower end of the scale,” Shaw said.
Aside his restraining order, Queree has been put on the sex offenders’ register for five years. He is also said to have dropped out of school as a result of his conviction.
However, his lawyer said he intends to appeal against the conviction at Jersey’s Royal Court.