Guilty plea to toilet incident
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.