Briton acquitted of molest but fined for swearing at police officer
A Briton who molested a woman in Clarke Quay, was acquitted of the charge after he apologised to her in an open court and paid her $5,000.
39-year-old Patrick Cormak Cusack, an engineer with an MNC, apologised to the 29-year-old woman for causing her hurt or distress for the incident on 1 May 2012.
Cormak, who is married with four children, added that it was "completely out of character" for him.
However, Cormak was still slapped with a $2,000 fine for hurling obscenities at a police officer who tried to arrest him for the offence.
Cormak swore at Staff Sergeant Nazri Ahmad when he was being questioned.
The court heard that Cormak, who is here for training, had consumed some alcohol during the time of the offence.
Cormak's lawyer added that his client had since apologised to the officer and had "learnt a difficult lesson."
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