Hi-vis flasher avoids prison sentence

March 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A teenage flasher who exposed himself to two women while wearing a HIGH-VISIBILITY orange jacket walked free from court yesterday.

Pervy Michael Smith, 19, was wearing the jacket when he exposed himself to the terrified cousins, aged 20 and 23.

Smith had followed the women as they walked home from a night out in Worcester in the early hours of February 19.

When the cousins turned round they spotted Smith wearing just an orange hi-visibility workman’s jacket but no trousers.

The cousins dialled 999 and police found Smith sitting in his car nearby naked from the waist down.

Smith was slapped with a two-year community order after he admitted exposure at Worcester Crown Court yesterday.

Sentencing him, Judge Christopher Plunkett told him: ”Don’t look sorry for yourself. This offence caused alarm and consternation.

”You caused the women a fright. You have spent nearly six weeks in custody so you know what will happen if you do it again.

”All ladies in this city do not need your attention.”

In a victim impact statement, one of the victims said she had been left traumatised by the incident and was now ”too scared” to go out at night.

Judge Plunkett said Smith was too young to be placed on a sex offenders’
rehabilitation course but ordered him to receive one-to-one counselling from the probation service.

The court heard Smith had been given a police warning in September 2009 for four similar offences carried out near his home in Great Witley, Worcs.

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