Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Man Who Slapped Woman's Bum Is First Jailed Under New French 'Cat-Call' Law

A Drunken Frenchman who slapped a woman’s bottom on a crowded bus is the first to be sent to prison under France's tough new sexual harassment laws.

The 30-year-old, whose identity has not been revealed, called his victim "a whore" and "commented on the size of her breasts" in the Paris suburb of Evry last Wednesday.

The 21-year-old woman alerted the bus driver, who jammed his vehicle’s doors and called the police.

Officers then arrested the pervert, and charged him using a new anti-harassment law passed by the French parliament last month.

An investigating source in Paris said: "The aggressor was fast-tracked to court, and on Friday he was sentenced to three months in prison for physical abuse."

The man was also fined the equivalent of about £270 (300 Euros) for "degrading comments" made against the woman, whose identity has also been withheld.