A man charged with public indecency was let off with a warning in Castlebar District Court when Judge Fiona Lyden told him she would apply the probation act.
Judge Leyden today told local man Gerry Beaton that “‘Michael Jackson done it all the time,” was no excuse for rubbing his scrotum outside the gates of the local convent.
“You’re living in never-never land if you think you’re going to get away with that sort of thing in my court,” Judge Leyden said.
However once Beaton apologized to the court, she said she would apply the probation act.
Afterward Beaton held ‘a press conference’ outside the courthouse, during which he claimed the trial was ‘one of the most erotic situations he’d ever been in,’
“The judge kept staring at my balls the whole time,” he shouted, as he was hurried away by a representative of Aontú.
The party later issued an angry denial that they had ever put him on a shortlist of potential candidates for the next local elections.