Trial date set

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

A new trial date has been set for a 51-year-old man, ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a woman in a Perth city cen­tre pub.

Eric Cousin, of St John Street, has de­nied plac­ing his hands un­der the fe­male’s skirt - and then re­peat­edly grab­bing her but­tocks and rub­bing his hands over her body.

He was to have faced trial on March 20 but he will be abroad at that time.

A new trial date has been sched­uled for April 30, with an ear­lier hear­ing on April 11.

His bail has been con­tin­ued but spe­cial con­di­tions have been im­posed, ban­ning him from the Greyfri­ars Bar in South Street - or ap­proach­ing or con­tact­ing the fe­male in­volved.

It is also al­leged that on De­cem­ber 11 last year, at the well-known bar, he sex­u­ally as­saulted the woman by sit­ting on her knee, re­peat­edly rub­bing her body and at­tempt­ing to seize hold of her but­tocks.

He is then said to have seized hold of her vagina over her un­der­wear.

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