Drunken couple caught in the act
by Jenni Horn
A couple performed a sex act in a busy street in the middle of
the day, a court heard.
Colin Sayer, 42, and Deborah Reynolds, 37, were caught in the
act in Pier Road, Gillingham, on March 10.
Witnesses included two children who were crossing the road just
Sayer and Reynolds were seen opposite Liberty Quays, a block of
university flats which is home to 600 students.
Magistrates heard yesterday how the pair were standing in a
Sayer, who had been released from prison just two days before,
had his trousers and boxer shorts around his ankles, exposing
himself to people in the street, and Reynolds was touching him.
Witnesses said they thought Sayer was under the influence of
drink or drugs because he was unable to stand by himself and had to
lean on Reynolds.
Police were called and the couple were arrested at the
Medway magistrates were told Sayer and Reynolds had been
drinking and when questioned by police neither of them could
remember the incident.
Stella Williams, prosecuting, said: "Miss Reynolds had drunk
five or six cans of lager and Mr Sayer had taken two Valium tablets
and had been drinking strong lager. He said his body was not used
to it because he had only just got out of prison."
Sayer, of Cobden Road, Chatham, and Reynolds, of Flaxmans Court,
Brompton, both admitted committing an act of outraging public
decency when they appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court on
Derek Hayward, defending, said: "They are both utterly ashamed.
They have no clear recollection of what happened but felt they
should plead guilty because witnesses have described what
Sayer was given a conditional discharge for 18 months and
Reynolds' sentencing has been adjourned until June 20 for
pre-sentencing reports to be made.
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