RadarOnline.com can confirm controversial Bachelorette contestant Lincoln Adim was convicted of indecent assault and battery after groping a woman on a harbor cruise ship in May 2016.
Adim, 26, who is currently vying for Becca Kufrin's love on the this season of the hit ABC show, was officially convicted last month on May 21, 2018 — one week before The Bachelorette premiered — and sentenced to one year in a house of correction.
"The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years," the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said in a statement. "If he complies with the judge’s orders, he will not have to serve out his term, but if he fails to comply with those orders or re-offends, he could be ordered to serve out the year behind bars. By law, he is expected to register as a sex offender."
This isn't the first time this season a contestant has come under fire.
Garrett Yrigoyen, who Kurfin, 28, “first impression rose” to on episode one, was caught "liking" hateful memes on social media.
Yrigoyen, 29, was exposed by former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey, 33, took to Twitter to reveal his dark social media history.
Spivey shared screen grabs of extremely offensive Instagram posts which were liked by Yrigoyen. One of them mocked Caitlyn Jenner, showing photos of her before and after her transition. Another made a cruel joke about an illegal Mexican child being “thrown” back across the border by a U.S. guard. A third one shamed NFL players that chose to kneel during the National Anthem.
Yrigoyen quickly apologized after the scandal.
Franchise spoiler blogger Reality Steve was first to report this breaking news.
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