The woman was paying for her ticket in a Stockholm underground station when an inebriated man in his 40's came up behind her and groped her buttocks.
Footage from security cameras shows how the disgruntled woman responded by kneeing him in the groin, giving him a well-placed kick and punching him in the face.
“She kicked my ass, basically,” said the man, who can't understand why he is the only one facing charges, to Metro.
The woman admitted to having given the man a good kicking but according to the newspaper report, the prosecutor for the case, Anna Remse, thought that the woman had reason to beat up her assailant.
Remse took the decision to charge the man of sexual harassment, while the woman will go free.
“It is stated in the decision that the woman had no prior criminal intent and the prosecution is therefore free to dismiss the case,” prosecutor Zilla Hirsch from the local prosecution office told Metro.