August 2018

Girl woke up on train to find man touching himself sexually and looking at her

A man who touched himself inappropriately next to two teenagers on a south Wales train has been jailed for six months.

Paul Mallaburn stood close to the girls and touched himself sexually while looking at his young victims.

The youngsters reported his behaviour to police, and the 21-year-old was identified from CCTV and tracked down.

Llanelli Magistrates Court heard that in July last year the two teenagers boarded a west-bound train at Swansea , and sat next to each other.

One of the girls soon fell asleep.

The court heard that when the sleeping passenger awoke she found Mallaburn looking at her and touching himself sexually.

The defendant continued touching himself for some time, before getting off the train at Llanelli.

Mallaburn, of Dillwyn Street, Llanelli , pleaded guilty to outraging public decency when he appeared in court.

As well as a custodial sentence, he was made the subject of a five-year sexual harm prevention order.

He will also have to pay a £115 victim surcharge.