A New Zealand farmer has been jailed for 6 months after molesting a young woman.
Jeffrey Bruce Shearer, 46, pleaded guilty on November 10th to the charge. The incident, which occurred in July in Singapore in a coffee shop when the farmer was on a holiday to visit his father in law.
Shearer, a sheep farmer grabbed the woman’s breast in full view of his father in law and other patrons, he then attempted to touch the woman again who pushed away his advances.
In response Shearer slid a 50 cent piece towards her and attempted to laugh off the incident.
The 39 woman contacted her husband who then appeared at the coffee shop and called the police. Shearer admitted to the molestation.
Sherear who was detained in Singapore citied financial loss on his farm due to he not being in New Zealand.
When faced with the evidence in court the farmer apologised for the hurt and insult caused.
The farmer has been now been sentenced to 6 months in jail.