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Court convicts US political consultant of groping passenger

AP  |  London 

A court has found an American who worked on Ben Carson's 2016 presidential campaign guilty of a fellow passenger on a trans-Atlantic flight last month.

was convicted of sexual assault Monday following a trial at He denied touching his female accuser. Prosecutors say the 62-year-old consumed several alcoholic drinks on the to flight before he put his hands on a woman in the adjacent seat.

The woman testified that she was trying to sleep when she felt Pimm touching her arm and breast, then moving toward her crotch. His suggested she might have been dreaming.

Pimm, of Virginia, was fined 720 pounds (USD 930) and ordered to pay 952 pounds (USD 1,231) in compensation and costs.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 00:20 IST