Thursday, April 16, 2015

Woman apologises for squirting police officer with breast milk

A woman from Perth in Australia has apologised for squirting breast milk at a female police officer during a strip search. Erica Leeder, 26, from Calista in Perth's south, was arrested on a warrant last week and taken to Rockingham police station.

It is alleged that while she was being strip-searched at the police station the 26-year-old grabbed her breast and squirted milk onto a female officer's forehead, arms and clothing. "I just wanted to say I'm sorry (to the officer) and there's not much that I can say besides the fact that I wasn't really myself at the time," Ms Leeder said outside the court.

Ms Leeder was charged with assaulting a public officer, but denies she intended to hurt the policewoman. "It wasn't really something that I went in with thoughts of malice about," she said. The mother of two said she was not feeling mentally stable at the time.

On Tuesday at Perth Magistrates Court a judge told Ms Leeder could face jail time if found guilty as she already has a conviction for assaulting a police officer in 2012. She was released on bail on the condition that she stay at her mother's home and to undergo regular mental health assessments. She faces a maximum penalty of 18 months in jail or an $18,000 fine if convicted.

With news video.

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