COUN­SELLING FOR MAN WHO EX­POSED GEN­I­TALS

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By SINEAD KELLE­HER

A 41-YEAR OLD male who ex­posed his gen­i­tals to two women in South Kerry on two oc­ca­sions, within days of each other, is to at­tend coun­selling and li­aise with the pro­ba­tion ser­vice be­fore his court ap­pear­ance in June.

The first vic­tim, a 42-year old lady, was out cy­cling near the Red Fox Inn in Glen­beigh on May 24, 2017 at 7.30pm when Mr Walsh ex­posed him­self to her.

On the sec­ond oc­ca­sion, two days later, a 56-year old fe­male was out walk­ing on Ross­beigh Beach when she spot­ted a male in the dis­tance and ob­served him ex­pos­ing his gen­i­tals. When she walked past him she took pho­tos of the ve­hi­cles parked nearby and she ob­served him get­ting into one of them which helped gar­daí track the cul­prit down.

Pa­trick Walsh, with an ad­dress at Moan­ree, New­cas­tle West, Lim­er­ick, was charged with ex­pos­ing his gen­i­tals with the in­ten­tion to cause fear, dis­tress or alarm on two oc­ca­sions in May of last year.

The court heard that Mr Walsh is on a wait­ing list for a coun­sel­lor and a pro­ba­tion re­port is to be pre­pared ahead of the next court sit­ting.

He is cur­rently un­em­ployed but was a for­mer bus driver.

Judge David Wa­ters said that Mr Walsh must share de­tails of his coun­sel­lor with the pro­ba­tion ser­vice so that they can li­aise.

He also warned that if any­thing hap­pened while Mr Walsh was on bail it would be treated very se­ri­ously.

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