According to the Mercury, the unemployed 48-year-old man, who has pleaded guilty to indecent assault in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, had been drinking when he visited his wife at her Hobart home in June 2009. The unnamed man, had visited her for a talk and as she was lying down on her bed he asked her twice to turn over on to her stomach.
When she refused he forcibly rolled her over, straddled her, pulled down her pants and kissed her on the bottom as she screamed "No, no!".
When the couple's children ran into the room, the victim explained she had been tickled, but the man made a vulgar comment.
Defence lawyer Anne-Marie Kerr said her client had intended the kiss as an act of foreplay to lift the spirits of his depressed wife but admitted he had gone too far.
"He is extremely embarrassed," News.com.au quoted her as saying.
"My initial thoughts are that a period of custody is an appropriate sentence but I need some time to think about that," she stated.