A judge heard Wednesday that a man stumbling around in a dark cottage north of Peterborough, Ont., searching for his girlfriend ended up in her stepmother's bed instead.
Crown attorney John Marsland says the woman awoke to find a man in her bed reeking of booze and touching her breasts.
The victim, thinking the man was her husband, told the man to stop and he left the bed, but she realized in the morning it hadn't been her husband.
Paul Cowell, 38, who didn't have permission to be in the cottage, was arrested later that day and charged.
The Brampton, Ont., man pleaded guilty to unlawfully entering a house with the intent to commit an indictable offence in the May 20, 2007, incident.
Saying it ``incomprehensible'' how a man could enter a cottage uninvited and get into a stranger's bed, the judge sentenced Cowell to six months of house arrest and one year of probation.