Man jailed after flashing woman on packed train

A man has been jailed for flashing at a woman sat opposite him on a train
A man has been jailed for flashing at a woman sat opposite him on a train
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A man has been jailed for flashing at a woman sat opposite him on a train.

Kyril McClean, 23, exposed himself on the Scarborough-to-York train and performed a lewd act in front of the woman. Other passengers who had caught the train at Scarborough reported him to a railway guard and McClean was arrested by British Transport Police when the train stopped at York. He was charged with exposing himself, intending that another person saw him doing it, on a packed carriage.

McClean appeared at York Crown Court on Friday when he pleaded guilty to the offence.

Prosecutor Robert Galley said the incident happened on November 25 last year, shortly after the woman asked McClean if the train stopped at a certain station. Mr Galley said McClean, of Boroughbridge Road, York, had a previous conviction for exposure in 2011. In June last year he received a 27-month jail sentence for arson and making explosives.

The exposure incident occurred while McClean was on prison licence following his release from prison. As a result, he was recalled to prison to serve the full sentence for the arson offence.

Defence barrister Andrew Semple said McClean was a man with “a number of difficulties”. Judge Stephen Ashurst gave McClean a new four-month prison sentence with immediate effect, irrespective of the defendant’s current jail term for his previous offences. He also made a notification order under the Sex Offenders Act which orders McClean to inform the authorities about any change of circumstances over the next seven years.

Mr Ashurst told McClean he would have to serve the remainder of his previous prison sentence until the Parole Board decided he could be released.