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Former Tynwald clerk spared jail

Tue, 23 Apr 2019

A former Tynwald clerk has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting a charge of gross indecency with a person under the age of 16.

Thomas St John Neville Bates has been given an eight-month sentence, suspended for 12 months.

The 75-year-old has also been put on the sex offenders' register for ten years.

He was also ordered to pay £500 costs.

Douglas court heard that Bates had exposed himself to his victim in July last year.


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