Disturbing moment police officer repeatedly groped a 13-year-old girl in an elevator after he chased her inside – and the pathetic apologies he gave for his attack
- Glenn Roche was filmed chasing the girl in an elevator and grabbing her
- The victim managed to escape and told her mother about her horrific ordeal
- Roche, 54, said ‘there was no sexual satisfaction’ when he touched her
- The 13-year-old was shocked after the incident and suffers from nightmares
A police officer who drove a 13-year-old girl into an elevator and squeezed her left breast twice has been found guilty of indecent assault.
Glenn Roche, a civilian police officer, groped the teenage girl at Cabramatta train station in July 2019 after spending a day of sightseeing with her family and his wife.
In shocking CCTV footage, the 54-year-old chases the girl into an elevator, grabs her around her waist, leans over and indecently attacks her as she slides to the ground.
The victim managed to escape and told her mother about her horrific ordeal, later telling the court that he had pinched her chest twice.
Pictured: The moment Glenn Roche assaulted a 13-year-old girl in an elevator in Cabramatta, south-west Sydney
When Roche appeared in Liverpool court this week, he told the judge it was a game to chase her into the elevator.
In police interrogations, Roche admitted that his hands slid over her chest, “so there would have been some kind of contact without a doubt, but claimed there was ‘no sexual satisfaction’,” he said. 7 News.
“She contributed to that by letting go of her body weight and sliding through my hands,” he added.
During the first court proceedings in September, Roche told police he gave the victim’s younger sister and mother a hug and a kiss on the cheek to say goodbye. Daily Telegram reported.
“My mind has wandered from: This is a challenge for me, I can grab her and give her a kiss on the cheek, just like her two sisters and mother,” he said.
Pictured: Roche, describing how he touched the teenage girl as she slid to the floor in an elevator
He said that when he saw the teen run into the elevator, he jumped in to say goodbye and told investigators he “should have realized her wish that I wouldn’t kiss her on the cheek.”
“I remember kissing her on the right cheek and I said that’s all I wanted to do,” he said.
Later that night, he got a call from the girl’s mother that she was scared.
The girl told the court she still has nightmares about the attack and fears it will happen again.
The magistrate did not accept Roche’s explanation and found him guilty of indecent assault.
Roche still insists he did nothing wrong. He was suspended and will be sentenced in August.