In Scotland, a ukulele player accused of carrying out a sex act at his window has been cleared after telling a court he may just have been tapping out a tune. Several neighbours told the...#
In Scotland, a ukulele player accused of carrying out a sex act at his window has been cleared after telling a court he may just have been tapping out a tune. Several neighbours told the court they had seen Dean Gilmartin naked and masturbating in clear view of the street on more than one occasion. Gilmartin admitted being naked in his home while getting changed and claimed the witnesses may have mistaken him drumming a beat for a sex act. The 25-year-old told Perth Sheriff Court: "It would be speculation. I have no definite explanation, but I play a lot of musical instruments and I'm a bit of a tapper. My hands are always jittering about. I could have been tapping away. I play keyboard, guitar and ukulele. I move my hands about. I do that a lot. It's the only reasonable explanation I can think of. " Sheriff Fiona Tait said she found the Crown witnesses broadly credible, but added that she was prepared to give Gilmartin the benefit of the doubt. He was found not guilty.
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