Councillor "squeezed buttocks" of fellow elected member

By Gareth Dennison | 22/11/2016 0 comments

Councillor 'squeezed buttocks' of fellow elected member

A COUNCILLOR has been convicted of sexually touching a fellow elected member.

Andrew Roddison (41) was found guilty under the Sex Offences Act after a trial at Leeds Magistrates' Court.

The offence, against a female councillor, happened at an event at Rotherham Town Hall in May.

Roddison, of Flatts Lane, Treeton, denied squeezing the woman's buttocks but district judge David Kitson said he found the councillor’s account “unconvincing”.

Roddison, elected to Rotherham Borough Council in 2011 and currently suspended by Labour, was bailed ahead of sentencing on December 1.

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