The 18-year-old man at the centre of an upskirting case at an Enniskillen school was ushered out of court by family and friends after hearing that his sentencing would be adjourned for another five weeks.

Timothy Boomer appeared at Fermanagh Magistrates Court today (Tuesday) to hear District Judge Michael Ranaghan adjourn the case as he felt it would not be safe to sentence given the uncertainty around certain medical reports.

A Public Prosecution Service (PPS) representative requested the adjournment for a number of reasons regarding victim impact statements and medical reports.

Mr. Irvine, of the PPS, outlined three reasons in favour of the adjournment.

The victim impact statements of the teachers involved had only been received by the PPS that day and had not been shared with the defence or the court, however he said these could be printed off and shared.

The second and third reasons revolved around medical reports regarding the two teachers.

Mr. Irvine told how the court had come into possession, through unusual means, of medical reports that the prosecution and defence did not have sight off. These reports included a therapist report for one of the injured parties as well as medical and occupational therapy reports for both teachers.

He continued by saying that to carry out the correct procedures for sentencing it is the obligation of the PPS to carry out further enquiries into these reports.

Frank O’Donoghue QC, representing Boomer, forcibly opposed the application stating the grounds for the adjournment should not have any effect on the disposal of the case.

Mr. O’Donoghue dismissed the first reason saying that it could be easily sorted by printing off the documentation and dealing with it.

In respect of the medical reports, Mr. O’Donoghue said that although there was no doubt what happened in the case had given rise to adverse impact on the teachers but what they suffered was not a “material issue in the disposal of the case”.

He said his client had accepted what he had done.

Mr. O’Donoghue continued by saying a further adjournment would bring renewed publicity and that the identity of his client being out in the public domain has had an impact on his mental health.

Mr. O’Donoghue said Boomer was a “young man studying outside of Ireland who has moved on with his life” and that he saw no reason why the case could not proceed, pointing out the “extremely comprehensive” report from the Youth Justice Agency submitted to assist with sentencing.

After considering submissions from both sides, Judge Ranaghan said he and his Lay Magistrates had given everything detailed consideration pointing out the unusual circumstance surrounding the case from the start.

He said he was aware that everybody involved wanted the whole case brought to a close as quickly as possible, however he said it would not be safe to sentence given the uncertainty around certain medical reports.

The case was adjourned until May 14, when Boomer will be sentenced, with Judge Ranaghan telling the court that all sentencing options would be available on that date.