A registered sex offender facing multiple sets of public order offences including exposure, has been re-admitted to bail following a number of alleged breaches.

Although police did not object to his release, an officer told Enniskillen Magistrates Court the accused’s behaviour is increasingly problematic and he may have breached bail over 100 times.

Derek Albert Gault (51) from Sligo Road, Enniskillen is accused of offending on four separate occasions between January 21 and March 1.

He is currently subject to a suspended prison sentence after exposing himself and sexually assaulting a woman. This resulted in Gault being placed on the Sex Offender Register but he was not made subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

Appearing by video-link from Omagh Police Station, when asked if he had legal representation Gault replied: “My solicitor died 10 years ago.”

The court heard he was detained on October 5 after police were contacted by staff in an off-licence, who claimed he was blocking their doorway and asking customers to buy him alcohol.

Gault is currently barred from a number of shops in the area.

When police arrived he had crossed the road to other premises who arrested him for breach of bail conditions.

Asked by District Judge Mark McGarrity if he wished to respond to this, Gault replied: “I say nothing from I get up in the morning until I go to bed at night.”

The judge decided the breach was proved and ordered a release on existing terms. He also noted there is a solicitor on record and advised contact to be made.

However the police officer asked for a further condition to be added to the bail terms, banning Gault from entering the off-licence.

He explained, “The staff are having issues with the defendant harassing customers and stopping them from entering … There have been a lot of breaches of court bail conditions and other instances when police haven’t been made aware. There are potentially breaches in excess of 100. They haven’t been dealt with but it’s going to be flagged up.”

The court was told: “The constant breach relates to shop staff and wasting their time. There is a concern for customers as he is asking their children to push him home in his wheelchair.”

Judge McGarrity agreed and warned Gault to “adhere to the terms of bail. If you don’t you run the risk of remaining in custody until your cases conclude”.

In order of alleged occurrence, Gault is accused of indecent behaviour on January 21 which was allegedly repeated on February 4, when there is an additional charge of intentional exposure to cause alarm or distress.

Just under three weeks later on February 21, Gault is accused of using disorderly behaviour.

Finally, on March 1, there is a charge of resisting arrest.

All matters relate to alleged incidents in the Enniskillen town centre area. Further charges are now also pending involving alleged indecent behaviour on April 14 with the same offence again six days later, accompanied by and attempted exposure.

As before all matters relate to alleged incidents in Enniskillen and are due before the court later this month.