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Sex offender Peter Webb banned from every pub in York
A SEX offender has been banned from every pub in York after he was caught committing a lewd act at a bar table in the city.
Peter Webb, 62, of Clarence Street, was handed a restraining order barring him from any on-licenced premises inside the city ring road for two years, as well as a curfew forcing him to stay at home between 7pm and 7am for the next four months.
He was sentenced at York Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Prosecutor Martin Butterworth said Webb was seen exposing himself and committing a lewd act while sitting alone at a table.
“He has little recollection due to the amount of alcohol he had drunk.”
Magistrate Angela Lewis, sitting with two colleagues, warned Webb he will face three years in prison if he breaks his restraining order and goes into any York pub.
A community order Webb already has forcing him to attend a sexual offences treatment programme will still stand, Mrs Lewis added.
Webb had pleaded guilty at a hearing a week ago to outraging public decency.
He was spotted by bar staff in the Three Legged Mare, High Petergate, at around 6.30pm on August 6 this year, the fourth time he had performed a sexual act or exposed himself in licensed premises since July 2010, the earlier hearing heard.
All the sexual behaviour was linked to when he drank. Although he was able to abstain from alcohol for long periods, on this occasion he had "fallen off the wagon".