Man jailed for exposing himself to Belfast hotel staff in broad daylight

0

Bence Bodak also confronted a worker and attacked the entrance doors of Etap premises in broad daylight.

The 23-year-old was spared being placed on the sex offender register for his actions last month.

Bodak, a Hungarian national living in the Andersonstown area of ​​the city, admitted to attempting to commit criminal damage, common assault, disorderly behavior and indecent exposure with the intent to cause alarm or distress.

Register to our daily newsletter

The newsletter mute the noise

Court of Laganside.

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard he was heavily under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the incident at the Etap Hotel on Dublin Road on February 10.

Bodak was not a guest but due to disturbances a request was made to leave the premises.

“He refused, acted aggressively towards those asking him to leave and had to be physically removed,” a crown attorney said.

“He came back and started kicking and punching the front doors.

“He then loosened his jeans and exposed his penis to the staff.”

Bodak continued to insult police on the street, the court heard.

The incident, which lasted about 30 minutes, was filmed by CCTV.

Defense attorney Pearse MacDermott said: “His behavior was ridiculous, he accepts it.”

He explained how Bodak had developed a drug problem during his ten years in Northern Ireland.

“He’s a young man who needs help,” Mr MacDermott said.

Imposing four months in police custody, District Judge George Conner added an additional month for violating previous sentences.

But deciding not to put Bodak on the sex offender registry, he decided, “I don’t think this is a case that deserves that.”

A message from the editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and reliable local information on this free site, I also ask that you please purchase a copy of our newspaper whenever you can.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. We therefore need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our valued local advertisers – and consequently on the advertising we receive – we are counting on you more than ever to help us bring you news and information by purchasing a copy of our log when you can safely.

You can also enjoy unlimited access to the best news from across Northern Ireland and the UK by subscribing to newsletter.co.uk

With a digital subscription, you can read more than five articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster loading times, and access exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.newsletter.co.uk/subscriptions now to subscribe.

Share.

Comments are closed.