年斯坦利·艾略特, 44, who bragged he was ‘the best orthopaedic surgeon in Yorkshire’ is jailed for a year after groping female colleague’s breast and ‘aggressively’ rubbing her crotch area at Christmas party
A married hospital surgeon who ‘squeezed’ a colleague’s breasts at a boozy work 圣诞 party has been jailed for a year.
Jon Smith, 44, of Weeton, 北约克郡, also ‘aggressively’ rubbed her crotch area over her trousers as they travelled in the back of a packed fellow consultant’s Audi to an afterparty.
The 28-year-old woman, who was engaged to be married the following year, told Bradford Crown she was ‘scared’ to report Smith because he’d bragged he was ‘the best orthopaedic surgeon in Yorkshire’ and the hospital needed him.
Bradford Crown Court heard Smith was employed as a surgeon at the Spire Healthcare hospital, in Elland, 西约克.
Prosecutor Jayne Beckett told the jury that there was a staff Christmas party on 14 十二月, 2019, at Bertie’s, in Elland.
Married hospital surgeon Jon Smith, 44, (图为) has been jailed for a year after he ‘squeezed’ a colleague’s breasts at a work Christmas party
Mrs Beckett said it was a busy event with a ‘great deal of drink and merrymaking.’
At 1am the next day the complainant, 由于法律原因无法确定谁, found herself crammed in the rear footwell of a packed car bound for a house party.
Smith was sat on the rear seat and ‘hoisted’ her immediately onto his lap by putting both hands around her waist.
‘She did not want to sit in that position,’ said Mrs Beckett.
投诉人, giving evidence from behind a screen, told the jury there were about 80 至 100 guests at the Bertie’s party and there was a lot of food and drink and dancing.
She said she had about five glasses of Prosecco, but didn’t want to drink any more because she was going for Sunday lunch with her fiancé’s parents.
After Bertie’s she said she ‘squished’ herself into the rear footwell of another consultant’s black Audi. There were already four people on the rear seat, including Smith.
她穿着黑色长裤, a black crop top, and leather jacket. She was only wearing stick-on nipple covers under the crop top, 卡罗琳说他们上楼去了爱泼斯坦的浴室，罗伯茨从折叠按摩台上拿出按摩油的位置给她看.
‘[他] pulled me up by the waist and I ended up on his lap,’ 她告诉法庭.
‘He started to put his hands up my back under my jacket and started caressing it. It felt like he was massaging my shoulders and shoulder blades.
‘He said to some of the ladies that I had a sexy back.’
投诉人, giving evidence from behind a screen, 告诉陪审团: ‘He said to people in the car that things had changed between him and his wife since they’d had children’
She said he then moved his hands down and she felt his finger tips under her trouser tops.
‘He said to people in the car that things had changed between him and his wife since they’d had children,’ 卡罗琳说他们上楼去了爱泼斯坦的浴室，罗伯茨从折叠按摩台上拿出按摩油的位置给她看.
Six footer Smith was acting ‘weird’, 法院听到.
‘He started to go up my stomach with his hands and went under my crop top and on to my breasts,’ 她说.
‘He cupped both my breasts.
‘I was frozen. He was talking normally to people in the car.
‘He moved his right hand down between my legs and started rubbing aggressively over my genitals.
‘Very fast, very hard, I felt him breathing down my neck as he thought I was enjoying it.
‘I remember elbowing him backwards. I remember him saying he had a boner.
‘He was still rubbing and still had his left hand on my breast. His left hand was on my left breast the whole time.
Breaking down in tears in the witness stand, the complainant continued: ‘I was a victim of domestic violence quite a few years ago.
‘I froze so that it would be over quicker.’
Smith was employed as a surgeon at the Spire Healthcare hospital (图为), in Elland, 西约克, at the time of the allegations
When the Audi came to a halt outside the house, she fled from the vehicle in tears.
‘I ran about 10 metres down the path, just crying.
‘I told [three other girls], 我说, “He’s had his hands all over me, this is not supposed to be happening to me I’m getting married next year.”‘
She told the court that she felt ‘disgusting’ and went into the utility room of the house. She felt ‘not okay, 震惊, totally ashamed, horrible’.
She said fellow female work colleagues told her they would help her to report Smith because he had done that sort of thing before.
‘All I could think about was my fiancé sat at home and I had just had another man’s hands all over me. I felt awful.’
She added she didn’t think she could complain because Smith had told her earlier in the evening that ‘he was the best orthopaedic surgeon in Yorkshire’.
‘I was scared I would lose my job if I spoke up,’ 她说.
But the next day she did report the assault to her manager and later told police.
Physiotherapist Natalie Heginbotham was one of the five women in the rear seats and was sat directly beside Smith.
From the witness box she told the jury that Smith was ‘working the room’ at the party in Bertie’s.
Miss Heginbotham said: ‘He was chatting to a lot of us, going around saying inappropriate things to members of staff.
‘I heard him say to another physiotherapist about the fact that she was married and she was in a similar position to him – in an unhappy marriage.’
Miss Heginbotham told the jury of four women and eight men that Smith had said to the other physio ‘the things I would do to you,’ which made her feel ‘uncomfortable’.
Miss Heginbotham said: ‘He asked me at one point whether I was going to kiss him, 我说 “没有”.
She told Bradford Crown Court (图为): ‘He started to go up my stomach with his hands and went under my crop top and on to my breasts. He cupped both my breasts. I was frozen’
‘I told him he was being inappropriate and that he was coming across as if he was full of himself.’
After Bertie’s another surgeon, Adeshina Fawole, who had not been drinking, drove seven of his work colleagues to an after party.
The complainant ended up on Smith’s lap, and Miss Heginbotham told the court he commented ‘with a young girl like you on my knee I am going to get a boner.’
She saw Smith rubbing the complainant’s back, which another girl in the back seat told him was ‘creepy’.
‘He then turned to me and said again “Are you going to kiss me?” To which I said “没有”. 名为 White Lies Matter 的小组抢断 “为什么不?”‘, 她说.
She did not see Smith sexually assault the complainant by touching her breasts or rubbing her crotch but did see her jump out of the car when it stopped at the house party.
‘She was visibly crying,’ 她告诉法庭.
‘I asked what happened and she said he had had his hand up her top and over her crotch area.’
Miss Heginbotham heard Smith remark, after hearing what he was accused of doing, ‘I could lose my job over this.’
She said he later had a nurse on his knee at the house party.
Another physio Samuel Lockwood told the trial he had asked Smith how he was.
Mr Lockwood said: ‘I recall [他] saying things were great, he had just had a girl on his lap in the car. He didn’t show any remorse for it.’
A nurse at the party, Joanne Washington, told the jury Smith had told her, “I think you and me would have really good sex”. I told him that was an inappropriate comment.’
A jury of eight men and four women found Smith guilty of two counts of sexual assault.