South Yorkshire councillor resigns over sex assault

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A South Yorkshire councillor convicted of sexual assault has resigned.

Andrew Roddison, aged 41, who was elected as a Labour councillor in Rotherham in 2011, resigned on Monday.

He was found guilty of pinching a fellow councillor's bottom at a function and is now electronically tagged and has to abide by a 7pm-7am curfew.

The married father-of-two, from Flatts Lane, Treeton, denied the accusation, claiming that he had hugged the woman, but was found guilty of assaulting her.