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Man naked from waist down performed sex act on himself close to primary school

Robert Vorosmarty

A man who was “naked from the waist down,” masturbating at his window in the middle of the afternoon was handed a five month prison sentence on Wednesday.

Jailing 51-year-old Robert Vorosmarty at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court, District Judge Bernie Kelly said she “does not think it was a coincidence this being committed so close to a primary school at 3 o’clock in the afternoon”.

“I think that children were clearly an allure,” declared the judge who refused to free the defendant pending an appeal of both the sentence and the conviction.

Following a brief contest held in his absence, Vorosmarty, from Thomas Street in Portadown, was convicted of exposure in that on October 7, last year he “intentionally exposed your genitals intending that someone would see them and be caused alarm or distress.”

On Wednesday, a prosecuting lawyer told the court how police received reports of a male, wearing a blue T-shirt but otherwise “naked from the waist down” was masturbating while standing at his top floor window at 3pm.

She highlighted that the address was “near a primary school” and that in fact, “there were school children in the area”.

Having identified the address, police detained Vorosmarty who “matched the description given” but during police interviews, he denied the allegations but did concede that no one else had keys or access to the property.

“He said that he didn’t know if he was in that room but did say that if he was he was lying down,” said the prosecutor.

Defence counsel David McKeown told the judge that “regardless of what I say” or the sentence Vorosmarty receives the defendant intends to appeal both the conviction and sentence.

In addition to the five month jail sentence, District Judge Kelly ordered Vorosmarty to sign the police sex offenders’ register for seven years.

Revealing the County Appeal Court is sitting next week, she refused leave for Vorosmarty to be freed pending that appeal.

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