Sex of­fender ex­posed him­self to school­girls

Irish Independent - - News -

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.

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