Man Caught on Video Hitting Woman in Paris Gets 6 Months in Jail

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LONDON — A Frenchman who threw an ashtray and hit a younger girl outdoors a Paris cafe after she confronted him for catcalling her has been fined and sentenced to 6 months in jail.

The person, recognized solely as Firas M., 25, was discovered responsible on Thursday of “aggravated violence with an object used as a weapon.” He’ll face one other six months in jail if he reoffends throughout the subsequent three years, a French courtroom dominated.

He was additionally ordered to pay 2,000 euros, about $2,300, to the sufferer, Marie Laguerre, a 22-year-old engineering scholar, and is forbidden from contacting her.

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Palko Karasz contributed reporting.

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