Virgin Active gym has withdrawn the case against the 18-year-old public masturbator that was spotted with his hand in the shorts.
The video, that showed the man masturbating while watching a woman squat in front of him, went viral on the social media. He was banned for life from the gym.
According to Virgin Active spokesperson Carla White, the actions were taken immediately after the organisation had received the footage.
“What he did was wrong, however we are of the opinion that psychological help may be more appropriate than criminal sanction. We have an undertaking from his lawyer and family that he is receiving counselling and will continue with this course of therapy,” she explained.
The NPA are going to set specific conditions for the suspect in order to avoid the trial.