A DRUNKEN man who exposed himself to fellow passengers on a Metro train has been ordered to sign the sex offenders register.
Christopher Willis was travelling on a service from South Shields to Chichester when he showed his genitalia.
A female passenger reported the matter to police.
The 34-year-old was arrested for the offence and pleaded guilty to indecent exposure at a hearing at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court in May. The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report.
Willis, of Baring Street, South Shields, was back at the court yesterday for sentencing.
Christopher Brown, defending, said Willis was ‘disgusted’ by his own actions.
Mr Brown said: “He was intoxicated and acted inappropriately.”
Willis was given a three-year community order with supervision, which will include taking part in a sex offender group work programme.
He was also ordered to pay £50 compensation to the female passenger who complained about his behaviour.
Willis must also sign the sex offenders’ register.