Sex offender exposed himself to schoolgirls
A SEX offender has been jailed for six years after he was caught exposing himself to frightened young girls on their way to school.
Barry Watters (42) walked past the victims with his genitals exposed as they left a breakfast club.
He was also found with child pornography by gardaí who had spotted him entering an internet cafe and were able to remotely monitor what he was viewing.
Judge Martina Baxter handed down the sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after Watters pleaded guilty to two counts of indecency at a location in the city in December 2014, and a separate count of possession of child pornography in 2016.
She noted Watters, who has been repeatedly convicted in the past of having child pornography, “seems to be taking a step further, coming out from behind the computer screen”. He was “targeting the most vulnerable people in society – children,” Judge Baxter said.