A pensioner who groped two young women on the dance floor as he celebrated his 80th birthday has been banned from every nightclub in the country.
Jaime Arrochela Lobo put his hand up a woman’s skirt and grabbed another on the bottom at the crowded St Christopher’s Inn in London Bridge.
The octogenarian, who has a pacemaker, told police he had gone out drinking and dancing after a row with his partner, admitting to officers: “I like dancing and speaking with girls.”
The former car salesman said he was drunk and could not remember groping the women, Camberwell Green magistrates’ court heard.
At a sentencing hearing last week, Lobo was banned from all nightclubs in England and Wales for the next year as part of a community order, which also includes an electronically tagged curfew between 9pm and 6am and 30 days of rehab.
The first victim, 23, said she “felt a bit sorry” for Lobo when she saw him at the bar, but then felt him grabbing hold of her.
“I turned around very quickly and pointed my finger in his face and called him disgusting. I felt vulnerable, angry and violated,” she said.
Her friend, 24, told the court Lobo then grabbed her bottom, leaving her feeling “uncomfortable and violated”.
“I did question why an old man would be there on his own in a young environment,” she said.
Lobo, of Paddington, was arrested at the bar on March 25, and told police he had had “plenty” to drink.
“I can’t say if what the two woman say is true or not because I can’t remember,” he said.
The pensioner denied, but was convicted of, two charges of sexual assault. He was ordered to pay £250 in court costs and sign the sex offender register for the next five years.