A couple who got amorous on a rush hour train continued despite being asked to stop by a witness. Deborah Tobyn, 57, received oral sex and was digitally penetrated by Raymond Burr, 64, on a c2c train from London to Basildon, Essex, last May.
The pair had been drinking and were stopped by police when they arrived at Pitsea. Prosecutor Patrick Duffy said: ‘The first witness was with her grandson. ‘There were children in the carriage, confirmed by the second witness who said there were children aged between one and six on the train.
It was lewd behaviour. Raymond Burr, 64, was given 100 hours of community service following the incident (Picture: BPM) ‘After the incident, the two got off the train at Pitsea and were stopped by a transport officer. Mr Burr gave his name but Ms Tobyn gave her name as Janet Green.’
The judge also heard that Tobyn, who had been widowed shortly before the incident, initially pleaded not guilty during her first court appearance in June this year, but changed her plea to guilty at Basildon crown court on August 2.
Judge Samantha Leigh said: ‘It’s deeply unpleasant but I’m well aware of the age and the lack of previous convictions.
‘They are both adults and they are capable of making their own decisions. You were travelling back from London on a c2c train when you engaged in lewd behaviour.
Deborah Tobyn was given 150 hours of community service (Picture: BPM) ‘One of the witnesses had her young grandson with her and could see what was going on. She stood up and spoke to you, she asked you to desist but you didn’t.
‘There were other children in the carriage and 6pm is a busy time. You were both drinking at the time.’ Burr was told to carry out 100 hours of community service while Tobyn was told to do 150 hours.