A teenager who was visiting Australia from his homeland of Afghanistan found himself in trouble with the law after he was caught groping eight different women aged 15 to 24 on a Queensland Beach, but that trouble was very short-lived thanks to an activist judge who claimed that the 17-year-old shouldn’t be punished too harshly since he isn’t used to seeing girls in bikinis.
The incident took place back in January 2016, when the unnamed 17-year-old spent two hours grabbing women at Surfers Paradise Beach, touching their breasts, rear ends, and in some cases even their vaginas. He only stopped when three of the victims told the lifeguard on duty about his perverse behavior, who then called the police.
Authorities slapped the teen with nine charges of sexual assault and three charges of common assault, charging him as an adult because he could not locate any birth records for Afghanistan. When it came time for sentencing he pleaded guilty to all the charges.
Instead of sending him to jail, though, the judge took pity on the teen because of his foreign background, noting that women in revealing clothing are virtually nonexistent in Afghanistan. He also pointed to the fact that the culprit’s father died in 2011 as an extenuating circumstance.
“You indulged in behavior which was essentially groping, essentially touching private parts,” the judge observed. That notwithstanding, the teen somehow got off with just two years’ probation, with no conviction being placed on his record.