Flasher gets 18 months in prison – report

2012-12-08 11:49

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A habitual flasher from Pretoria was sentenced to 18 months in prison after his third appearance in court for the offence.

The Hatfield Magistrates’ Court found Timothy Mclaughlin (40) guilty of public indecency yesterday, Beeld reported today.

He was arrested after exposing himself to students from the University of Pretoria on May 22 and June 6.

Mclaughlin was found guilty of the same offence on January 23 and June 5 and was sentenced to correctional supervision.

On May 22, Mclaughlin stood naked under a tree on the university grounds masturbating while a female student jogged past, Beeld reported.

On June 6, he went to a hill on the grounds where he unzipped his pants and masturbated in front of another female student.

Magistrate JC Kruger said the fact that Mclaughlin was found guilty of public indecency on June 5, but committed the same offence later indicates arrogance, the newspaper reported.

Psychiatrist Charles Blom testified that Mclaughlin has a chemical imbalance in his brain that causes an obsessive and compulsive need to expose himself to women.

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