Bachelorette contestant Lincoln Adim was convicted of assault and battery days before the season premiere
Lincoln Adim, who has yet to be eliminated on the show, was found guilty on May 21st of indecent assault and battery for groping and assaulting an adult female on a harbor cruise ship on May 30th, 2016, Press Secretary Jake Wark of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office tells PEOPLE.
According to Wark, Adim was sentenced to one year in a house of correction, with that term suspended for a two-year probationary period.
“The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years,” says Wark. “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.”
The news was first reported by Reality Steve. ABC and Adim did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Adim isn’t the first contestant from Kufrin’s season to come under fire. Last month, Garrett Yrigoyen apologized after sparkling backlash for liking offensive posts on Instagram that mock the trans community, a Parkland high school shooting survivor, undocumented immigrants, and more.
The Bachelorette airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.