Derryman on indecent exposure charges bailed

A 68-year-old Derry man charged with exposing himself to two young children has been released in bail on condition he stays away from any area where young children might frequent.

Frank Callaghan of 28, Glenbank Road, Derry was charged with committing a lewd, obscene and disgusting act by exposing himself to a woman and her two children aged 2 and 4.

The court was told the woman was walking in Brooke Park with her children and saw the man sitting on a bench. She told police he started committing an obscene act while staring at her daughter.

When police arrived Callaghan was found to have his trousers open.

District Judge Barney McElholm said that they were very serious allegations but as Callaghan had a clear record he would release him on his own bail of £500.

He warned him not to go near places like public parks, play parks or swimming pools. Callaghan will appear again on August 1st.