A man who grabbed a male passenger's genitals in the toilets of a train station claimed he had "tripped".
Barry Smith, 43, must sign the sex offender's register and pay his victim £650 after the incident at Waterloo station.
The victim, who is in his 40s, said Smith had grabbed his genitals with the force of a “strong handshake” in a “fleeting but deliberate” movement.
He denied sexually assaulting the stranger – but was found guilty after a trial.
In court today Smith, from Windsor Road, Penarth, Glamorgan wore a suit and Covid mask as the judge delivered his verdict.
He was fined £640 and ordered to pay the man £650 in compensation at Westminster Magistrates’ Court – but avoided a jail sentence.
The court heard the assault took place in the toilets of Waterloo station in London on November 29 last year.
Sentencing him, District Judge John Zani said: “You were found guilty after trial of sexual assault on a stranger in the toilets at Waterloo station – which you denied.
“You denied it at the time, and you still deny it. He describes the level of force as akin to a firm handshake which came into contact with his genital area, he describes it as being fleeting but deliberate in nature.
“You said you tripped and may have made contact, but not in the way suggested.
“Your defence was rejected at the trial and you were convicted.”
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Smith was found guilty at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on September 3.
Today at sentencing the judge handed him community order. He will also be required to carry out 20 days of rehabilitation over the next year.
He was fined £640 plus a victim surcharge of £12. The victim will also be paid £650 in compensation.
Smith was also ordered to sign the sex offender’s register for the next five years.
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