"Normal or not, touching someone in public, on their arm or on their waist, does not seem to rise to the level of sexual assault. Just because something is abnormal or upsetting doesn't mean it's a crime.
The magistrates in Manchester disagree. Griffiths now faces a possible maximum sentence of ten years in jail and registry as a sex offender.
It is indeed hard to make friends, or interact with other people at all, if awkward but brief encounters like this are considered criminal behavior."
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