Pride ‘joker’ groped tranny

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A JOK­ING fe­male rev­eller was ar­rested for ask­ing to squeeze the breasts of a trans­gen­der wo­man.

Re­becca Maund, 31, trapped the wo­man in a bear hug on a busy street be­fore ask­ing if she could touch her body.

Maund pleaded guilty to sex­ual as­sault af­ter cor­ner­ing her vic­tim dur­ing a Gay Pride week­end in Cardiff.

The prose­cu­tor said: “The as­sault was based on the vic­tim’s trans iden­tity. It’s ef­fec­tively treat­ing some­one as some­one you can sex­u­ally as­sault be­cause they are trans­gen­der.”

The vic­tim said she felt “shocked and up­set” at the as­sault.

Maund’s de­fence de­scribed her ac­tions as a “joke” and “bravado”.

JPs sen­tenced Maund to five months, sus­pended one-and-a-half years.

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