William Donahoe: Bus intercourse offender who stole telephone then deleted texts dodges jail


A SEX offender who preyed on two women on a quantity 11 bus dodged jail for breaching strict court docket orders a number of occasions on his launch from custody.

William Donahoe, 23, returned to court docket for breaching his intercourse offender supervision after he was beforehand caged for indecent behaviour to 2 women throughout a journey from Irvine to Stevenston.

Donahoe, of Sloan Avenue, Irvine, admitted failing to inform police on the offender administration staff of an handle he was utilizing between Might 30 and Might 31 this 12 months after beforehand pleading responsible to costs of theft and once more breaching his order.

Donahoe stole a cell phone whereas on bail on June 3 at Glasgow Vennel, Irvine.

He dedicated this offence whereas topic to a intercourse offender order imposed in February prohibiting him from deleting his web looking historical past, calls, texts, or emails.

He additionally failed to tell police of a tool able to speaking electronically at an handle in Winton Avenue, Kilwinning on August 11.

He breached that order once more between July 26 and 27 by deleting texts from the cell phone.

When he appeared within the dock this week at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court docket [Tuesday, September 6] Sheriff Colin Bisset positioned him beneath supervision for an additional two years as a part of a group payback order.

He will even have to participate in alcohol remedy programme for 2 years.

Donahoe was beforehand caged after inflicting the 2 women concern and alarm on February 27 final 12 months – having been topic to a Intercourse Offender order imposed that very same month and given a non-custody sentence.

He admitted talking to the 2 women earlier than making lewd, indecent, and sexual feedback to them in addition to ‘sexual sounds’ at Irvine Excessive Avenue and throughout the bus journey.

The Procurator Fiscal’s criticism states he additionally tried to induce them to have interaction in sexual activity with him and supplied the women alcoholic drink.

Prosecutors advised the court docket that Donahoe requested the women if ‘they have been virgins’ earlier than telling them they need to “do it collectively”.

Sheriff Alistair Watson heard that the women ‘took this to imply they need to have intercourse’ with Donahoe, earlier than he then requested them each to fulfill him at Stevenston railway station and said that he would purchase them alcohol.

The Procurator Fiscal added: “He then went on to supply a bottle of Buckfast on his particular person – this put the witnesses in a state of concern and alarm.”

The bus then stopped at Ayrshire School, Kilwinning and Donahoe went to talk to the driving force – when one other male then went and sat with the women.

On his return, the passenger advised Donahoe to ‘shut up’ when he tried to talk to the women once more and the male appeared out for them throughout the remainder of the journey.

Donahoe then received off at Kilwinning Highway, Stevenston earlier than the women each left at Saltcoats Highway, Stevenston.

The court docket heard a feminine witness on the bus insisted on strolling them dwelling earlier than police have been then contacted.

Sheriff Alistair Watson stated: “That is simply appalling behaviour – given you have been placed on the order with all of the circumstances imposed – then instantly out court docket you breached it within the worst doable manner. I’ve just one doable choice.”

He jailed Donahoe for a complete of 19 months for his sickening offending backdated to the day he was remanded on March 5.

He was advised he would additionally should register as a intercourse offender for 10 years.



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