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A 67-year-old Parkhead woman was released from PSNI custody on Friday after admitting to engaging in prostitution, but has ultimately avoided jail time after being diagnosed as a “spunk-aholic”.

PSNI officers had sought a 2 Month jail term, which a solicitor said was comparable to other prostitution sentences imposed in the Newry area.

The defence argued successfully, however, that her client had no prior criminal record and produced the testimony of Dr. Richard Head attesting to her bizarre medical condition.

“My patient is victim to a rare eating disorder which gives her an uncontrollable craving for male sperm,” he told the judge. “These abnormal eating habits have negatively affected my patient’s physical and mental health and thus should not be held fully responsible for her actions,” he declared in court.

Solicitor Ciara Fitzpatrick said that without therapy, her client would be at high risk of repeating the offense, but that jail time would do her client no good.

“My client has already been punished through public shaming in the newspapers earlier this year, when she was caught performing sexual acts with her dog last September in public, of which she has since lost custody,” she told the court. “What she needs is therapy, jail time will only make things worse,” she claimed.

Undercover PSNI officers first contacted the 67-year-old woman by text and using a fake name had set up a meeting with her. She was arrested last week at the Fiveways after she offered to perform oral sex on three undercover cops in exchange for a fiver and a packet of Lambert & Butler.