Ryder Cup winner Olesen in court over sexual assault charge

18 Septembre, 2019, 17:29 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Danish golfer and Ryder cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen arrives at Isleworth crown court in London to face charges of sexual assault on Sept 18 2019

Ryder Cup victor Thorbjorn Olesen appeared in court today accused of sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.

The world No. 69, a member of the victorious 2018 European Ryder Cup team and a five-time victor on the European Tour, made no plea in the short hearing at a court in west London.

The 29-year-old Danish golfer was arrested on his return from the World Golf Championships-FedEx St Jude Invitational on a flight from Nashville to London in July.

The five-time European Tour victor is alleged to have been drunk on the British Airways plane.

Olesen, of Chelsea, south-west London, has also been charged with assault by beating.

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No pleas were entered at the short hearing on Wednesday, with a plea hearing due to be held on 13 December.

A plea hearing is due to be held on 13 December, with a provisional trial date set for 11 May, 2020.

He previously indicated he would plead not guilty to the charges when he appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court last month.

The European Tour said in a statement to The Associated Press that Olesen "remains suspended from the European Tour while the case continues".



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