Two years after the assault, a former suburban footballer who pulled a nurse off a Melbourne street and into an alleyway apologised to his victim.
When he snatched the 39-year-old from behind as she walked to work via the CBD early on October 28, 2018, Jackson Williams had been out clubbing and drinking.
When an off-duty police officer intervened, he fled the scene.
The 21-year-old was found not guilty of assault last month with the intention of committing a sexual offence.
On Thursday, after being accused of an additional charge of common assault, Williams appeared before the County Court for a plea hearing.
The court heard Williams has a low IQ, social anxiety and problems with alcohol.
It was also reported that Williams had written a letter of apology to the nurse.
He faces a maximum of five years behind bars, and has been in adult prison for 42 days.
On Wednesday, 18 November, he will learn his fate.