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Smirking man placed on sex offenders register for five years following York station assault

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A 22-year-old man from Durham has been handed a 12 month community order and been placed on the sex offenders register for five years after being found guilty of sexual assault at York station.

Kyler John Mcloughlin of Stringer Terrace in Durham was found guilty by District Judge Lower of sexual assault at York Magistrates on 22 January.

The incident took place at York railway station on 24 June last year. The victim, who is 24,  was waiting in the queue in Burger King at the station when she felt Mcloughlin sexual assaulting her from behind

When she turned around to confront Mcloughlin about what he had just done to her, he claimed he had been “looking for his ticket” and smirked and walked away.

The victim was extremely upset and distressed by Mcloughlin’s actions. She reported the assault to an officer nearby and pointed out her attacker who was subsequently arrested. 

Mcloughlin was also ordered to pay an £85 victim surcharge and £500 in court costs and is not allowed to enter York city.

Investigating Officer PC Andy Jones said: “Mcloughlin’s behaviour at York station was completely unacceptable and left the victim extremely upset. 

“No one should ever be subjected to unwanted sexual behaviour on the trains or at stations and we continue to encourage victims to report offences to us. If you are ever a victim of a sexual assault, please report it to us by sending a text to 61016.”

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