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    Man jailed and must register as a sex offender for slapping a policewoman's butt

    A LABOURER was jailed for a month and put on the sex offenders register for seven years after he slapped the bottom of an off-duty policewoman.

    Anthony O'Neill, 22, was stunned when he was given the sentence. His relatives are furious and say the punishment is over-the-top for, what they say, was a silly joke. They say he has lost his job and been branded "a pervert".

    O'Neill, pictured, ended up in trouble while he was drinking in a city centre street at 11am one day in November.

    He told a court he thought it would be funny to smack the woman's behind when she bent down near him. Instead, the woman officer produced a police warrant card and arrested him.

    O'Neill, of Goredale Avenue, Gorton, admitted sexual assault at Manchester Magistrates' Court. District Judge Paul Richardson told him: "What you did was insulting and demeaning - it was anything but funny."


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    As well as being put on the register, he was jailed for a month but immediately released because he had already spent five weeks in custody.

    After he was arrested, O'Neill admitted: "I have done it before. Some women like it, others don't." Outside court, O'Neill claimed he only admitted the sex assault charge because he wanted to be released after being held for 16 hours. He is considering an appeal.

    He said: "I should have been sent away because it's taught me a lesson not to smack a woman's bum. But to be put on the sex offenders register is just daft."

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    O'Neill's mother, Karen, said: "I think it is terrible. People will see that and wonder what on earth has he done, and think it must be very serious. Rapists and serious sex abusers get put on for that long.

    "He wouldn't harm anyone. Everyone can get a bit out of hand when they've had a drink."

    The sex offenders register was set up in 1997 and holds details of about 29,000 people convicted, cautioned or released from prison for a sexual offence against children or adults.

    Convicted sex offenders must register with the police within three days of their conviction or release from prison and failure to do so can result in prison. They must also inform police if they change their name or address.

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    I'm sorry, I a female officer so here is what I would have done. I probably would have turned around and knocked the T-Total shit out of the guy and I seriously doubt that I would have even thought about charging the guy with anything. But probably to cover my ass (not literally) for me smacking the crap out of him I would have come up with something. lol.. But it is way beyond ridiculous that he has to register as a sex offender for that.
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    Smacks KDM on the ass

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    It is absolutely crazy that he has to register as a sex offender. There were loads of other ways she could have got her own back on him. A swift kick in the nuts, often offends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian
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    I said I would knock the T-Total Shit out of someone lol


    I've got something else for you to do !! lol
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    Some of these "sex offenders" in my opinion......aren't. A friend of mine showed me a website for registered sex offenders where this woman was charged and convicted of giving her hubby a blowjob in their car. It was in a parking lot at night and deserted. What kinda bonehead cops charges for that? The officer should have just sent them on their way.
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    I work with one, but haven't asked anyone what he got on there for. Rather not know.

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    nope, being charged with something would be good enough. as far as being charged in the first place...... i would hate to think that she did it because she felt that she had something to prove as a female cop.
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    I'd like to know more about his criminal history (or lack of it). Some folks earn their way on to a list because of A + B and now C = list.
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    I think the officer did the right thing by charging him. I just think being put on the list was a little over the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zpd307
    nope, being charged with something would be good enough. as far as being charged in the first place...... i would hate to think that she did it because she felt that she had something to prove as a female cop.
    After he was arrested, O'Neill admitted: "I have done it before. Some women like it, others don't."
    I think it probably had to do with his attitude and responses to her. I seriously doubt because she had something to prove as a female cop. I have a strong feeling that he made a similar comment as the one above before he was arrested. He sees nothing wrong with what he did or has done.
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    Hard to say without knowing all the facts. But from what I see in here, it sounds like someone's a bit bage heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawEnforcementForums
    A LABOURER was jailed for a month and put on the sex offenders register for seven years after he slapped the bottom of an off-duty policewoman.

    Instead, the woman officer produced a police warrant card and arrested him.

    I think this is extremely ridiculous for several reasons. 1) She was off-duty, not in uniform. 2) he slapped her on the butt.

    If it were me, I'd have turned around told him to fuck off and walked away. At that point, she was being seen as a female, not as a cop. She should've reacted as such. She was insulted as a woman, not as a cop. Situation dictates necessary and pertinent reaction.

    What she did seems ridiculous. If they had prior interaction when she was in a law enforcement capacity, then that's a whole other story, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It seems this woman doesn't get her butt slapped enough.

    As far as the registery thing, I can't even comment. I'm suspicious of whether he has past history at all... I didn't read the whole article.
    Last edited by katiemh; 05-16-06 at 06:21 PM.

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    I can tell you my best guess of how this came about.

    1. She got slapped on the butt (or bum as we say in England) and decided to take action, and so arrested the guy.

    2. The Crown Prosecution Service reviewed the file and determined the best charge to be one of sexual assault (legally true, but a bit OTT here I think. Assault would have worked just as well)

    3. He was duly charged and convicted of sexual assault.

    4. Following conviction, the court had to place him on the Sex Offender Register. There is no discretion in the matter.

    He fell foul of an inflexible charging system, which charged the technically correct offence but in the wrong circumstances. He also fell foul of the automatic-inclusion rule for sexual offences.

    I don't know why she nicked him in the first place. Maybe he got mouthy with her when she told him to fuck off. Who knows?

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    What is a police warrant card is that like an agency ID?

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    It's our form of badge and ID.

    It's called a warrant card because it's our authority to present to a magistrate (judge) to prove we're authorised by law to apply for warrants (search, arrest etc).

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    Damn, next time I'm in the UK and I feel the urge to slap a womens "bum" I'll do it and blame it on the guy next to me! Maybe even try to "cop a feel"
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    so its basically a police commission card

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    I've no idea what a police commission card is.

 

 
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