Golfer Thorbjørn Olesen pleads not guilty to sexual assault on plane

Ruben Hill
December 14, 2019

The Danish golfstjerne is accused of "sexual assault on a female", which covers over contact of a sexual nature without consent, "assault by beating", as in English law covers an assault of lesser gravity, as well as to be drunk on the plane.

Sporting a navy go well with, the 29-year-old exclusively spoke to substantiate his private particulars and deny three fees.

Olesen additionally faces one cost of assault by beating in opposition to a second individual.

"Thorbjorn Olesen remains suspended from the European Tour, while the case was ongoing".

The five-time European Tour victor, of Chelsea, south-west London, was arrested at Heathrow Airport immediately after his return from the World Golf Championships-FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis.

Olesen had previously indicated he would enter not-guilty pleas to the three charges.

Olesen, 29, of Chelsea, southwest London, was arrested upon arrival at Heathrow Airport on July 29 after a flight from Nashville following his participation in a World Golf Championships event in Memphis, PA Media news agency reported.

Olesen then appeared at a short court hearing at Isleworth Crown Court on September 19 in relation to the charges. A plea hearing date was then set for December 13, and a trial date has now been set for May 11, 2020.

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