RAF cop ‘caught looking up skirt’ ordered to pay £800

The hearing took place at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
The hearing took place at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

AN RAF police officer who was caught looking up a woman’s skirt at a military party has escaped being placed on the sex offenders register.

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Former Royal Navy submariner Keith McIlraith, 43, was pictured committing the offence during an RAF Oktoberfest party night in Edinburgh.

McIlraith and the woman had been enjoying the “rowdy, drunken affair” along with around 50 other military personnel following a training day at the No 603 Squadron headquarters in the West End.

The woman was dressed as a “German beer wench” and after spotting a friend in the same outfit she asked for a picture of them to be taken.

Nothing was said at the time but the woman admitted she was left “shocked and embarrassed” when she spotted a photo on Facebook of McIlriath on the floor looking up her dress a few days later.

He denied the charges but was found guilty of a breach of the peace following a trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month.

Sheriff Fiona Tait fined McIlraith £400 and ordered him to pay the woman £400 in compensation.