Northern Ireland

Flashing QUB bouncer gets community service order

A security guard convicted of exposing himself to a woman at a student union bar in Belfast has been sentenced to 100 hours community service.

Paul McCamley was also put on probation for 18 months and told to pay £500 compensation for confronting the victim at the Queen's University premises.

His lawyer said the 34-year-old Newtownabbey man had now lost his job.

The court was told the woman was left "shaking, shocked and ashen-faced" following the incident in June 2009.

District Judge Ken Nixon warned of the consequences of non-compliance with the sentence.

He said: "Each and every aspect of the order has to be complied with to the hour of community service and to the detail of the probation supervision.

"If that isn't the case the alternative is immediate custody."

Appeal

Lawyers for McCamley, from Green End, Newtownabbey, indicated they planned to appeal the outcome.

Belfast Magistrates' Court had previously heard McCamley committed the offence after saying to the woman: "I have got something you would like to see."

The woman said she had been out with friends at a pub quiz in one of the students' union bars when the defendant approached her.

McCamley, who was employed by a private firm to carry out security duties at the bar, denied the exposure charge and claimed instead to have rejected her advances.