Man admits grabbing teen by throat and groping woman at TRNSMT

Thomas Forsey followed the woman and 17-year-old onto a fairground ride to continue his attack.

Thomas Forsey admits sexually assaulting teenager and woman at TRNSMT music festival in Glasgow

A man has admitted sexually assaulting a teenager and a woman at TRNSMT music festival.

Thomas Forsey, 23, preyed on his victims in Glasgow Green on September 11, 2021.

Forsey, of the city’s Whiteinch, held the then 17-year-old’s throat before kissing her against her will.

He then went on to grope the second victim before following the pair onto a fairground ride where he struck again.

Forsey pled guilty to the two charges during the second day of trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

The court was read out a narrative of the facts as a result of the plea.

It stated that the two women met Forsey who was unknown to them at TRNSMT.

The trio conversed for an hour then walked towards the rides.

Prosecutor Abigail McKenna said: “Forsey grabbed the teenager by the throat with his hand and began kissing her without consent.”

Forsey was pushed away and the trio continued to walk towards the rides.

While waiting to get on, Forsey asked a sexually inappropriate question before touching the second woman on the breast.

He was told to stop before apologising.

Forsey then carried out the same act on her other breast.

The two women attempted to get on the ride on their own without Forsey.

However, he told the conductor that he was with the pair and jumped on beside them.

He sat next to the teenager where he ran his hand up her leg and touched her thigh. 

Ms McKenna added: “Once the ride finished both women ran and flagged down the police.”

Forsey was traced in the meantime and was arrested.

Sentence was deferred pending background reports by Sheriff Thomas Ward.

Forsey was put on the sex offenders register in the meantime.

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