A PERVERT committed a sex act in full view of schoolchildren in a fast food restaurant.
James Scott, from Sunderland, was caught on CCTV carrying out a sex act on himself in front of customers in McDonald’s, on Marina Way, Hartlepool.
The 34-year-old pleaded guilty to outraging public decency at Teesside Crown Court today.
He was given a three-year community order to work with the probation service to address his issues.
Prosecutor Sue Jacobs said: “There were people within McDonald’s. One described themselves as a student who saw him appearing to be committing a sex act on himself.
“His actions made it clear what he was doing. Women and children and students were present.”
The court heard Scott was on a seat looking out onto the main floor with his hands down the front of his trousers, prompting staff to call the police.
Scott, of High Street East, had been carrying out the sex act for half an hour, from about 2.45pm on November 7 last year.