Guilty plea to toi­let in­ci­dent

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A 61-year-old man has been given a 12-month in­ten­sive su­per­vi­sion or­der after com­mit­ting an in­de­cent act in­volv­ing a ‘glory hole’ in the wall of a pub­lic toi­let in Coogee.

Robert Charles St Jack was sen­tenced after he pleaded guilty to com­mit­ting an in­de­cent act in pub­lic at the Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trates court last week.

On Fe­bru­ary 4, 2018, the vic­tim was in a pub­lic toi­let block with his two chil­dren at Wood­man Point in Coogee.

St Jack oc­cu­pied one of the two toi­let block cu­bi­cles.

The chil­dren left the toi­let be­fore the in­ci­dent hap­pened.

Once they left, St Jack used the glory hole and made sex­u­ally ex­plicit com­ments to the fa­ther.

A glo­ry­hole is a hole in a wall or other par­ti­tion, of­ten be­tween pub­lic lava­tory stalls, put there for peo­ple – usu­ally men – to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

The de­fence lawyer for St Jack said he had de­pres­sion and had strug­gled to cope with lone­li­ness.

Mag­is­trate Steven Mal­ley said the com­mu­nity would rightly have con­cerns about this type of of­fence and had the right to know.

“If you do this type of of­fence again, you will go to jail,” he said.

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