A married cruise ship worker will have to be deported after his cruise ship left Cairns without him. 25-year-old Donald Nawe drunkenly groped and slapped a woman in a nightclub
Donald was fined $800 after pleading guilty to indecent assault and common assault in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Tuesday, February 7.
The court heard the father-of-one had downed three bottles of red wine on the P&O Cruises ship Pacific Aria, which was docked in Cairns, before he headed into town and used both hands to grab a 32-year-old woman on the buttocks on the Woolshed dance floor about 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday.
She slapped him in retaliation and he slapped her back before attempting to flee and being stopped by security.
Police prosecutor Acting Sgt Sean O’Shea said Nawe was now in Australia without a visa as the boat had already left and that he would be detained by Australian Border Force when released from police custody, then deported.