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Friday, 27 March 2015

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North Cumbria sex act teenager sent for treatment

A teenager who committed a sex act in front of a woman on a bus has been sent to a secure unit for treatment.

Andrew George Dixon, 18, was travelling on a bus from Penrith to Carlisle when a woman spotted him performing the act while staring at two blondes in a nearby seat.

When he realised she had seen him, prosecutor Becky McGregor told Carlisle Crown Court, he covered himself with a bag but otherwise took no notice.

“He had no look of embarrassment or shock,” she said. “He continued, still staring at the women in front.”

The court heard that when more passengers got on Dixon stopped but by then the woman who had seen him was “unnerved, disgusted and sickened”.

Dixon, of West Lane, Penrith, admitted a charge of outraging public decency.

Ms McGregor said that as a 13-year-old he had been reprimanded for committing a sex act in the window of his home while three small girls walked past.

And in August last year he was cautioned for committing the same act in front of a woman in a car park.

She said there were also other concerns about his behaviour which had not resulted in any form of legal action.

After hearing that Dixon was suffering from a mental disorder that needed to be treated in hospital, Judge Barbara Forrester passed a Hospital Order under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act. His barrister did not oppose it.


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