'Arrogant' flasher sent to prison

2012-12-08 11:04

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Johannesburg - A habitual flasher from Pretoria was sentenced to 18 months in prison after his third appearance in court for the offence, according to a Saturday report.

The Hatfield Magistrate's Court found Timothy Mclaughlin, aged 40, guilty of public indecency on Friday, the Beeld reported.

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

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

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

On 6 June, 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 5 June, but committed the same offence the next day 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.

- SAPA
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