A woman has been hit with a £230 fine for having an illicit sex session with a stranger on a busy pavement in broad daylight.
Kate Jackson has also been handed a 12 month community order after the ‘al fresco’ romp in front of shoppers at 3.43pm.
Jackson, 40, was waiting for a train home in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester on August 10 when she realised the train was delayed.
While waiting she got chatting with a stranger before passers-by saw her having intercourse with 44-year old Jonathon Pisani shortly after.
The pair both admitted outraging public decency, with Pisani due to appear in court for sentencing in December.
Kate Jackson, 40, has been fined £230 and handed a community order after having sex with a stranger on a busy pavement in Greater Manchester in August this year
She publicly romped with Jonathon Pisani, 44, (pictured) at 3.43pm in the afternoon as shoppers walked past
Initially a member of the public called police believing Jackson was being raped by Pisani.
But council CCTV operators noticed the pair kissing passionately outside a nearby nightclub.
The camera was said to have then panned back to see Jackson and Pisani lying on the pavement cuddling each other.
Eventually she pulled him on top of her before they began romping as shoppers walked past.
Police arrested the pair at the scene with inquiries revealing both had been drinking heavily.
At Tameside magistrates court, Jackson who lives alone with her Pomeranian dog pleaded guilty to outraging public decency and was fined £50 and made subject of a 12 month community order.
Jackson (left) was found guilty of outraging public decency at Tameside Magistrates Court, while Pisani (right) will be sentenced for the same charge in December
JPs imposed a Contempt of Court order banning details of her address being made public after Jackson claimed she was ‘in fear’ of being found by an ex-partner.
Pisani, of Stalybridge, is also accused of outraging public decency will appear in court for sentence in December.
The incident occurred on August 10 this year after Jackson was her way to collect her dog from a property in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Prosecutor Gareth Hughes said: ‘Police received a call a 999 call from a member of the public and they believed that there was a female being raped on the floor in the road or on the pavement at a junction on Market Street in Stalybridge.
‘It was 15.43pm so in broad daylight in Stalybridge town centre.
‘The council CCTV operators have then seen via the cameras Mr Pisani and Miss Jackson kissing outside Bar Liquid in Market Street.
Passers-by initially called police because they thought Jackson was being raped by Pisani (pictured) but CCTV caught the pair passionately kissing outside a nightclub
Pisani (pictured) and Jackson started having sex on the pavement while Jackson waited for a train home
‘The camera moves on briefly and comes back and the couple are lay on the pavement cuddling and then Miss Jackson pulls Pisani on top of her and they start having sex on the pavement.
‘Members of the public can be seen in the vicinity walking past whilst this is going on and it is seen by numerous people at what was a fairly busy time of the day.
‘Police officers attended and arrested the pair. They were interviewed and no comment was made in interview from both parties.
‘Both accept it and have pleaded guilty. The other defendant will sentenced at a future date.’
In mitigation, defence lawyer Christopher Squibbs said: ‘Kate accepts she’s guilty in relation to this highly embarrassing incident.
‘She’s embarrassed by what’s going on in literally in broad daylight and the implications are clear.
‘On that particular day, she had fled her ex-partner’s address as a result of ongoing problems. She had a dog in Ashton and was trying to get a train back.
‘The trains were not running from Ashton so she found her way to Stalybridge and was told there was going to be a delay for a train.
The pair were caught on CCTV kissing passionately outside Bar Liquid in Greater Manchester
‘She was waiting outside and then struck up a conversation with a male and after being offered White Storm cider, her recollection then becomes particularly hazy.
‘She has medication for bipolar and personality disorder and taking particularly strong alcohol is likely to have led to this situation happening and it’s highly embarrassing for her.
‘She now wants to move forward. She resides on her own with her Pomeranian dog and she’s a woman who has experienced domestic violence in previous relationships and experienced domestic violence through her partner before.
‘She is fearful of her identity coming to light allowing her ex-partner who lives in Manchester to become aware of her whereabouts.
‘Clearly there is ongoing needs for this lady and she has a long road for her getting well and moving forward. It’s highly embarrassing to her and she is devastated to be in this position ‘
Jackson who lives at a house on state handouts was given a £50 fine and also ordered to pay £180 in costs and surcharges.