Coleraine man convicted of spying on boy (14) through hole in cubicle at public toilets in Portrush

Coleraine Courthouse
Coleraine Courthouse

A Coleraine man has been convicted of using a hole in a cubicle wall to spy on a 14-year-old boy at public toilets in a top north coast seaside resort.

Kenny James McCloy (59), of Loughanhill Park, was spotted by the shocked child in Portrush, Coleraine Magistrates Court heard on Friday.

The defendant had contested a charge of voyeurism but was found guilty of observing, for the purpose of sexual gratification, the boy doing a private act.

The court heard the child, who was a total stranger to McCloy, spotted an eye looking at him through a hole in the cubicle and he then ran out and got his mother.

The incident happened on October 5, 2016.

The defendant had denied the charge.

The defendant claimed he had been to a cemetery and after getting stomach cramps had rushed to the public toilets.

The case was adjourned until next month for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

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