Pro­fes­sor groped woman on plane

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AN ethics pro­fes­sor has been put on the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter af­ter be­ing found guilty of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a woman on a plane.

Bernd Wan­nen­wetsch, 53, who groped the sleep­ing woman on a flight from Am­s­ter­dam to Aberdeen, claimed he thought her closed eyes showed she was en­joy­ing his ad­vances.

The Ox­ford Univer­sity grad­u­ate, who teaches at Aberdeen Univer­sity, touched her on the breast and thigh.

The pro­fes­sor, who is pres­i­dent of the So­ci­ety for the Study of Chris­tian Ethics UK, was found guilty at Aberdeen Sher­iff Court.

Sen­tence was de­ferred but Wan­nen­wetsch was put on the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter in the in­terim.

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