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Fall of Troy

Troy told police: ‘Sometimes I wonder, I suppose it’s for sexual gratification, I don’t know, that must be the conclusion.’ He pleaded guilty to an act outraging public decency and was sentenced to 18 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years. Troy was also made subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO), which prohibits him taking pictures on public transport. The magistrate, John Newgas, said offences had occurred over a 10-month period, with a range of victims affected. 

Troy must also comply with a 35-day designated activity requirement and up to 100 days on a programme chosen by the probation service. ‘This offence is so serious custody is the only option, due to harm and risk,’ added Mr Newgas. ‘A suspended sentence is serious. If you commit an offence within 24 months the sentence could be reactivated. You are on a warning and quite lucky to not be in prison.’ Troy must also pay £85 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

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