Caught on CCTV: Man who committed sex act on bus jailed

The case was heard at Bishop Street courthouse.
The case was heard at Bishop Street courthouse.

A Co.Donegal man who masturbated on a bus has received a 14 month sentence.

Patrick Gavin Porter, of Grange, Inch Island, pleaded guilty to committing an act outraging public decency on June 22, last year.

The incident occurred on a Bus Eireann bus coming to the city from Dublin.

It was captured on CCTV and lasted between 40 and 45 minutes.

Derry Crown Court heard the 39-year-old has two previous convictions for exposure.

This involved Porter masturbating in a car parked in the student village of Magee University.

Passing sentence, Judge Philip Babington said the incident on the bus was ‘serious and disgusting behaviour’ and said Porter needs to be deterred from such behaviour in the future.

He imposed a determinate sentence of 14 months, half of which will be spent in custody and half on licence.