A former bar boss has been put on the sex offenders’ register for slapping a female customer on the bottom.
Nicolino Attardo was also ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid community work following the offence at Cave Bar on Westgate last November.
Attardo, 59, was convicted of sexual touching followinga trial at Wakefield Magistrates’ Court last month.
The court heard the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was buying a drink when she felt an “almighty slap” on her behind, which left a handprint.
The trial was told Attardo then made a vile sexual remark to his distressed victim and asked her: “Do you want one on the other side to match?”
Attardo denied the offence, claiming it was “horseplay with no sexual intent”.
He claimed he had gestured to the complainant’s friend that he was going to slap the woman’s bottom. He said she nodded and he went ahead.
The victim went to cry in the bar’s toilets where she discovered a handprint on her behind.
Giving evidence, the victim said: “I couldn’t believe somebody felt they could do that and say such a vile thing without any provocation.”
She added: “I felt awful, very degraded, very vulnerable as well. He had come into my personal space.”
The trial heard Attardo, of Barnsley Road, South Kirkby, has sold the bar, blaming the recession.
Magistrates, passing sentence on Wednesday, ordered him to complete an eight-week curfew from 7pm to 7am daily and to pay £130 compensation, £130 costs and an £60 victim surcharge.