Man found guilty of sexually assaulting police officer as she tried to restrain him

Luca Jelic naked from the waist down when he groped officer

Tuesday 02 October 2018 01:02
A police officer told the court how Jelic groped her
A police officer told the court how Jelic groped her

A man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a female police officer as she was trying to restrain him.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how Luca Jelic, 29, was naked from the waist down when he was approached by two female officers in Scotland Street, in the city, in the early hours of of 27 April this year, as he brandished a For Sale sign.

One of the officers told the court how Jelic groped her as they were on the floor and how she could not get his hands off her.

The officer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said Jelic was shouting sexual comments and only released her when she managed to use CS spray on him.

She was also bitten during the incident.

The officers had been called to the street following reports of Jelic damaging vehicles, the jury heard.

Jelic, of Scotland Street, was found guilty on Monday of sexual assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of a Class A drug and three counts of criminal damage.

The jury of six men and six women took about two hours to come to their verdicts.

Jelic will be sentenced at a date to be fixed.

Press Association