Man to stand trial over ‘lewd and disgusting act’


A Co.Donegal man is to stand trial at Derry Crown Court accused of committing a lewd and disgusting act on a bus.

Patrick Gavin Porter, of Grange, Inch Island, is charged with exposure and committing an act outraging public decency.

The charges relate to an alleged incident on a bus on June 22, last year.

During a brief hearing at the city’s magistrates court, the 38-year-old declined to say anything in answer to the charges or to call any evidence.

Defence solicitor Paddy McGurk accepted there is a case for his client to answer.

Porter was released on continuing bail to appear in court again on February 26.