Friday, 1 May 2015

Well, It’s An….Interesting…Defence!

Basalinmon Mathai was imprisoned for 12 weeks after the court heard he assaulted the “vulnerable” women by restraining them and the women suffered “significant emotional suffering” as a result of the assaults.
Tim Gascoyne, defending, said: “This was mostly trying to kiss women.
“He came to this country with his wife from India, and she is studying to be a nurse. His wife was working at one of the care homes at the time he was too. He was a qualified nurse back in India and in the Middle East.
His English is very poor. They are both here on student visas so employment opportunities are limited.
“He was more experienced than the women, and was showing them the ropes.
“He has no previous convictions at all.”
You mean no-one's ever complained before?
District Judge Nigel Cadbury said: “This case has three different incidents and three different victims.
“I accept the touching was not of the most serious, but there are aggravating features here in the persistence you have shown toward each woman and in the way you targeted them.
“If they weren’t classed as extremely vulnerable, then they were certainly vulnerable.
“I have the victims’ statements, and for two of these women it had a significant emotional impact on them and caused them significant emotional suffering. This had a negative strain on the relationships with their then partners. ”
Hurrah! Sounds like the judge isn't fooled, and is going to....throw....the book....

Oh, FFS!
“For these reasons I will impose a period of imprisonment but I will take into account that your English is very poor and you have no previous convictions.
“You will feel very isolated in prison because of your poor English and it will be hard for you, so I will make it a shorter sentence.”
He sentenced Mathai to 28 days in jail for each charge to run consecutively.
After Mathai was escorted to the cells, Mr Gascoyne immediately lodged an appeal against the conviction.
*hurls PC through window*


Flaxen Saxon said...

Perhaps I should go to his country and assault women. In defence I will state: 'I do not speak your language at all and consequently your Judge should jabber at me in a language I do not understand and after waving a finger at me, let me off'. Alternatively, I could be stoned to death.

Anonymous said...


The thing for me is here with his wife, I would say sex pest but it is sexual assault so not a pest a serious crime. Deport the bastard job done.

andy5759 said...

Leicester is next. Not noticing Sheffield would be negligent.

JuliaM said...

"Perhaps I should go to his country and assault women. "

I wouldn't, if I were you!

"Deport the bastard job done."