Man performed sex act in front of woman on number 11 bus to St Annes
A woman has told how she was deeply shocked when a fellow passenger committed a sex act near her on the Number Eleven bus to St Annes.
Fifty nine year Stewart Wilkes pleasured himself in full view of the lady .
In her victim's impact statement read by prosecutor Will Alexander to Blackpool Magistrates court, she said: “I was very shocked. I have never witnessed anything like it before.
"I don't want to go on the bus anymore."
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Wilkes, of St Albans Road, St Annes admitted indecent exposure.
He has previous convictions for sex offences.
Steven Duffy, defending said: “This was a disgraceful act .
“My client was arrested after his picture was circulated on Facebook.
“His actions were carried out because he had returned to alcohol . He thought he could control it but he couldn’t.”
Sentencing Wilkes, chairman of the Bench Brian Horrocks said: “Thus was a distasteful way to behave in public. To be blunt it has to stop.”
Wilkes was ordered to pay his victim £200 compensation.
He was also given an 18 week jail term suspended for two years with 30 rehabilitation days.
He must wear a alcohol abstinence detection tag and pay £213 costs.