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16/09/2021

Derry man who exposed himself and urinated at two nurses while being treated at Altnagelvin Hospital is placed on the Sex Offender's Register for seven years

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A thirty-eight years old man who admitted sexually assaulting a nurse and urinating at her and at a second nurse in Altnagelvin Hospital's Accident and Emergency department earlier this year, has been placed on the Sex Offender's Register for seven years. Dermot McClintock, from Barnewall Place in the Waterside area of the city, pleaded guilty at Londonderry Magistrate's Court today to sexually assaulting the nurse, to exposing his genitals to her and to another nurse and to committing disorderly behaviour on June 18. As well as being place on the register for seven years he was also given a four month jail sentence, suspended for two years. A solicitor for the Public Prosecution Service told Deputy District Judge Noel Dunlop that at 9 p.m. on June 18 hospital staff called the police to report incidents of sexual assault and disorderly behaviour by the defendant. He made sexual advances to two nurses who were attempting to treat him for a suspected head injury. McClintock was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred and was making sexual suggestions and he asked the nurses to get into bed with him. He said he wanted to go to the toilet and when one of the nurses left the cubicle where he was being treated to get a bottle, McClintock lunged at the remaining nurse and grabbed her by the right leg. He also attempted to touch her breasts. He then pulled down his trousers exposing his genitals and urinated towards the nurses. McClintock, who had twenty-one previous convictions, but none of them for similar offences, was then restrained and arrested by the police but he continued to shout abusive comments towards the nurses. After his arrest he told the police he could not remember his behaviour because he had consumed so much alcohol before arriving at the hospital and he asked the officers to pass on his apologies to the two nurses.

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