The Brisbane man accused of cleaning the Dolphin Pool in Brisbane’s west has been found guilty by a jury.
Key points:The jury was told Mr Stavrovi was cleaning the pool for a man who was drunk and had taken drugsMr Stavrov had been convicted of three indecent assaults, including two at the Dolphin Hotel in FebruaryHe had also been convicted in Brisbane City Court on a fourth charge, of assault causing grievous bodily harm, on February 25.
The jury of six women and four men heard the 26-year-old had been cleaning the hotel for a male friend when he discovered a female dolphin lying naked on the ground.
The woman’s mother was seen by the jury, who were shown CCTV footage of the incident.
“It was obviously disgusting, disgusting behaviour,” Mr Stovrov told the court.
“She wasn’t even breathing.
She was dead.”
Mr Stovov told the jury he cleaned the pool, which had been rented for the weekend by a friend, in a bid to clean up a hotel room where he and his friend were staying.
He told the jurors that he was in a rush and couldn’t wait to get home.
“I had no choice,” he said.
“This was the last thing I wanted to do.
I felt guilty, embarrassed and ashamed.”
Mr Bierman told the Court of Appeal his client’s actions were “a disgusting and disgraceful assault”.
“He had been clean for a short period of time,” Mr Biermann said.”[It was] a complete failure.”
Mr Justice Anthony Marrott sentenced Mr Stravov to three years’ imprisonment.
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