Chesterfield dad who groped woman on family day out did not think it was “inappropriate behaviour”, court hears

Pictured is Srinivas Boreddy, 36, of Pleasant Place, Chesterfield, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an unnamed woman.
Pictured is Srinivas Boreddy, 36, of Pleasant Place, Chesterfield, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an unnamed woman.
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A Chesterfield dad groped a young woman during a trip with his wife and two children to a Shrek-themed attraction on London’s Southbank.

The woman had agreed to a friendly hug, a London court heard this month, but was shocked when 36-year-old Srinivas Boreddy grabbed her bottom and tried to kiss her.

IT specialist Boreddy, of Pleasant Place, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the unnamed woman at Shrek’s Adventure! at County Hall on October 25.

Sentencing has been adjourned until next month for reports on Boreddy.

Prosecutor Miss Colette Hanna told Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court: “Mr Boreddy tried to get on a bus-themed ride with his wife and two children.

“One child did not reach the required minimum height so Mr Boreddy remained there while his wife and the other child went on the ride.

“He returned on his own later and asked if he could go on the ride and after waiting a few minutes he asked the woman he assaulted for a hug.

“He went to hug her and grabbed both of her buttocks, which he squeezed tight, and pulled her towards his groin.

“He went to kiss her face and she turned and he kissed her neck and she felt what she thought was a bite.

“She says she felt violated and started to cry.”

The police were called and later questioned first-time offender Boreddy.

Ms Hanna added: “His account to the police mirrored the victim’s, although he denied the bite.

“He said he thought she looked very good and thought they had been looking at each other and had made eye contact.

“He said he did not think it was inappropriate behaviour in England and when asked if it would have been acceptable in India agreed that it wasn’t.”

District Judge Timothy Stone bailed Boreddy until December 2 for a pre-sentence report.

He told him: “I cannot rule out custody until I get a report and hear more about you. Be prepared for anything.”