A man has been jailed after he molested a teenager in a Huddersfield nightclub.
Leeds Crown Court heard the 18-year-old victim had gone out on August 16 to celebrate exam results and was in the Camel Club around 3am when the incident happened.
Tom Benjamin Light, 23, initially spoke to another girl who was with her but because she had a boyfriend she did not want any involvement and directed him to her friend.
Michael Smith prosecuting said the girls were on their way to the bar for a drink and Light followed immediately behind the victim having grabbed hold of her roughly around the waist and pushing her in front of him.
She could feel his chest on her back but just thought it was because of the people waiting at the bar but she then felt his hands going to the front of her dress and pulling it up.
She pulled it down again and told him to stop but she then felt his fingers going under her underwear and he squeezed her causing pain.
Graham Parkin for Light said: “He has acted wholly inappropriately and accepts that.”
He said Light had no memory of what had happened because of the amount he had drunk but accepted the girl’s account and had immediately taken responsibility for his actions.
Light of Rayfield, Wakefield, admitted sexual assault and was jailed for six months.
Judge Geoffrey Marson QC told him: “On this particular evening it is perfectly obvious to me you had had far too much to drink and that you were completely disinhibited in your behaviour.”
He said women had to be protected from young men who had drunk too much. “This is a wholly unacceptable piece of conduct, courts will not allow it.”
“This case is a tragedy there is no other way to describe it, but it is a demonstration of how too much alcohol can lead to offences such as this, and effectively ruin your life as well.”