Man per­formed sex act near church

Bristol Post - - NEWS -

A MAN spot­ted per­form­ing a sex act near a Bris­tol church was ar­rested af­ter he then went shop­ping.

A Tesco shop worker saw Scott Landry do­ing the act in an alley near St James Pri­ory Church in the city cen­tre.

When Landry was ob­served he scarpered, but later went to the Tesco store in nearby Marl­bor­ough Street and was cap­tured on CCTV.

Landry, 31, of Ja­maica Street Hos­tel, Ja­maica Street, pleaded guilty to com­mit­ting an act out­rag­ing pub­lic de­cency in July.

The Recorder of Bris­tol His Hon­our Judge Peter Blair QC handed him a two-year com­mu­nity or­der, com­pris­ing of up to 60 days on the Hori­zon sex of­fender pro­gramme.

The judge told him: “This ef­fects peo­ple’s heads in a way you don’t seem to com­pre­hend.”

Neil Tre­harne, pros­e­cut­ing, told Bris­tol Crown Court Landry was seen do­ing a sex act at 5.45am, aim­ing his pri­vate parts at a 16-year-old girl.

When a shop worker ap­proached him Landry seemed shocked, did up his trousers, de­nied do­ing any­thing wrong and ran off.

Landry later went to the Tesco store, where the same shop worker chal­lenged him about his be­hav­iour and he apol­o­gised.

The court heard Landry had six con­vic­tions for 15 of­fences, in­clud­ing four sim­i­lar acts of out­rag­ing pub­lic de­cency and two ex­po­sures.

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