Tyrolean sentenced for groping Brit girl

A Tyrolean has been sentenced to jail for molesting a young British holidaymaker.The man worked as a driver of a private shuttle service offered by hotel managers to their guests in the town of Alpbach.A 15-year-old teenager from Manchester accused the man of fondling her breasts while she played table tennis with a friend at the hotel’s leisure time room during a holiday in January 2006.The girl informed her mother straight away. The 39-year-old man was in court over the incident three years ago, but a retrial was needed after judges failed to call the claimant into the witness stand.The defendant was eventually sentenced to one year behind bars in a court in Innsbruck yesterday (Weds). His victim gave her statement at a police station in her home town which was screened at court via video conference to avoid a face to face encounter with the offender.The accused denied any wrongdoing. He said he just fooled around with the girl and claimed any indecent touches occurred coincidentally. The verdict is not legally binding as his legal representatives have decided to appeal.