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Kevin PhillipsKevin Phillips, 56, who works for the force’s Highways and Transport Policing Command, pleaded guilty to outraging public decency when he appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
The married father of two was filmed by a member of the public after he took a break from his shift on March 30 at Dog Kennel Hill Park in East Dulwich.
Phillips admitted the offense when questioned, blaming his behavior on stress and a medical condition, the court heard Friday.
He appeared on the bench in a burgundy sweater and was told to catch his breath before taking a seat.
The suspended PCSO was released on bail on the condition that he not enter a park or recreation venue in England or Wales.
It comes after MailOnline revealed the clip, seen by thousands of social media users, showing him in uniform looking at his phone and committing the s*xual act while he was sitting on a bench in broad daylight.
The police will arrest you if you do. He will be referred back to court and will remain in custody.
His attorney, Tahir Ali, told the court that Phillips is married with two young daughters.
After the case, he was taken out of a side exit with a blanket over his head accompanied by two policemen and taken away.
The footage showed Phillips with a police cap perched next to him and looking over his shoulder to see if anyone was near him.
The member of the public who posted the clip later confronted him and managed to photograph his license plate number.
The man was filmed leaving the park. He said nothing. The footage came to the attention of police shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Met said.
Phillips was then filmed leaving the park. He said nothing.
The images came to the attention of police shortly before 11:30 p.m. m. Wednesday, the Met said.
The force’s professional standards directorate is conducting an investigation and Phillips has been suspended from his duties.
A referral has been made to the police watchdog, the Independent Office of Police Conduct.
An IOPC spokesman said: “We have received a referral from the Metropolitan Police Service and will carry out an assessment to determine what further action is required of us.”