A MAN is free to enter a city again after he overturned his conviction for sexually molesting a woman at the city’s railway station.

Kyler John McLoughlin, from Durham, described his conviction as “disastrous” during his appeal.

The 23-year-old had been convicted at York Magistrates’ Court in January but overturned it earlier this month.

As a result of the hearing in January, he had been put on the sex offenders’ register for five years and barred from the city of York under a community order.

Mr McLoughlin, of Stringer Terrace, Durham, no longer works for the company he was with at the time of the offence.

Both he and the woman gave evidence to an appeal at York Crown Court about what happened as she queued at the Burger King outlet at the city’s railway station on the evening of June 24 last year.

Neither knew each other.

She claimed she felt Mr McLoughlin sexually molest her from behind and then smirked at her when she turned and objected.

However, he denied molesting her and told the court he had been picking up his ticket after throwing it into the air and trying to kick it.

Recorder John Baird sitting with two magistrates said: “We make it clear we don’t disbelieve her account.

“We have come to the decision on the evidence in this case we are not sure that there was an intentional deliberate touching of that young lady of a sexual nature.”

They also saw CCTV evidence and heard from now former work colleagues of Mr Mc McLoughlin.