A medical graduate, Philip Queree, 37, who studied medicine and surgery at King’s College London, was taken to Jersey Magistrates’ Court for repeatedly grabbing a woman’s br-eas-ts hard and pulling her hair while the couple had consensual int****urse. Despite consenting to having s-ex with Queree, the woman he met on Tinder, told him she did not want her br-eas-ts touched and accused him of using “excessive force”.
Philip Queree has now been placed on the S-ex Offenders’ Register for five years – ruining his dream of becoming a doctor, according to his barrister.
Philip Queree was also sentenced to 180 hours’ community service after being found guilty of one count of indecent assault during a trial in August.
Philip Queree denied the offence but was convicted by magistrates on Jersey.[He] touched a s**ual and intimate part of her body in a s**ual manner without her consent, magistrate Bridget Shaw
They found that he had forcibly grabbed the victim’s br-eas-ts during sax on their second date after she had asked him not to do so.
In a written judgment, magistrate Bridget Shaw said: “I am sure that Miss X withdrew consent for Queree to grab her br-eas-ts.
“Queree knew this but continued to do so forcefully, causing the complainant considerable pain. This was an assault. Queree touched a saxual and intimate part of her body in a saxual manner without her consent.
“Irrespective of her consent to other saxual conduct, I am sure that the touching was in circumstances of indecency and thus Queree is guilty of indecent assault.”
The court heard that the woman made a complaint to police as a result of bruising she suffered to both br-eas-ts.
She said she also had difficulty lifting her arm and complained of a painful shoulder. She decided to report what had happened after conversations with friends and family and repeatedly told magistrates that Queree had used “excessive force” and that she had “not consented to be being injured”.
The court heard that the pair met on Tinder and had s-ex at the end of their second date. During two days of evidence, the court was told that the couple messaged each other on the app for a couple of weeks before they met.
Their first date was two days before the assault on August 20 last year. The court heard that during s-ex, Queree grabbed at the woman’s br-eas-ts “really hard” to the point she started crying and was in pain.
The woman said that after having a shower, she showed Queree a mark and bruising on her left br-eas-t.
She said that he was getting dressed to leave at the time and she asked him if they could talk about it because she wanted an explanation.
However, she said he told her: “I need to go now and think about what I have done to you.”
In sentencing, Mrs Shaw said that the saxual assault was “at the top of this court’s jurisdiction”.
She added: “This was a serious s-exu-al assault. It is not the most serious saxual assault, but it is not at the lower end of the scale.”
In deciding to put Philip Queree on the Sax Offenders’ Register, she said: “I am concerned that you pose a risk of saxual harm to others.”
Advocate David Steenson, defending, said that the case had “substantially ruined” the defendant’s life.
He said: “His life has gone from being an extremely promising one, from being a doctor, to being unemployed.”
He said the defendant, a first offender, was claiming income support and would now be living on £92 a week while staying at his parents’ home.
Mr Steenson added: “Philip Queree is in a parlous financial state, as he does not have a job.
“He has no savings. He has, essentially, been an academic most of his life. Going forward, he has little chance of getting work in the medical field as a result of this conviction.”
The lawyer said a social inquiry report had concluded that there was a very low risk of the defendant re-offending at any future point. He added that Queree intended to appeal against the conviction to the Royal Court.
During sentencing, Philip Queree was also made the subject of a five-year restraining order preventing him from having any contact with the victim. Philip Queree was also ordered to pay £2,000 towards prosecution costs.