A Sydney masseur convicted of assaulting a female patient won't be jailed until after his heavily pregnant wife gives birth.
Anthony Theodosiou, 31, had pleaded not guilty to five counts of indecent assault and three of sexual assault at a Sutherland clinic in August 2015.
But on Friday a Downing Centre District Court jury found him guilty of six of the eight charges.
Judge Andrew Haesler said the nature of the crime meant time in jail was "almost inevitable" and this ordinarily meant he would immediately be taken into custody.
However, upon hearing Theodosiou's wife was due to have a baby in five weeks, the judge changed his mind.
"You have an obligation to your wife and child soon to be born," Mr Haesler said.
But, he added, that fatherly support would be limited until his next court date.
"They will have to cope without you from April 28," the judge said.
During his four-day trial Theodosiou testified that he believed his patient consented to his intimate touches by saying "mmm" whenever he asked if she was OK.
The woman herself gave evidence that "mmm" was just her mumbling out of shock and fear.
The Crown argued the experienced masseur concocted the story of consent and built up a relationship of trust in previous appointments, so he could do what he wanted.
Theodosiou is under strict bail conditions while he lives with his wife and newborn.
"If there's any hint of breach, you'll go into custody," Mr Haesler told him.