'Arrogant' flasher sent to prison

2012-12-08 11:04

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.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-12-08 11:15

    Ha ha ha ha. he is insane !

  • franknaude - 2012-12-08 11:20

    And he only got 18 months? Ridiculous.

      annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-08 12:28

      franknaude for how long wud u have liked this man to go jail? - damnit 18 months is long enough - honestly do not act like a fool, there are so many walking around

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-12-08 11:21

    Only 18 months!!!!!next another rapist!!!

  • onkabetse.keboneilwe - 2012-12-08 11:21

    A honey 40 year old Virgin! Mayb he ws enjoyin wht he does best! His Frnd r waitin 4 him in Jail! Enjoy Boeta

  • daniel.w.gie - 2012-12-08 11:23

    Castration ......

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-08 11:31

      Chemical ??

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-12-08 11:25

    Too much news for one day...lemme go swim.

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-12-09 11:19

      But you're black...

  • nicolajane.harrison.3 - 2012-12-08 11:33

    He is a pervert, plain and might start with flashing..and end with rape!

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-12-08 17:29

      ...and you have evidence of this? This is like saying all gay men are pedophiles. What nonsense.

  • Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2012-12-08 11:34

    Why punish someone w a condition, its clear the man needs to be managed somehow because he is not responsible for his actions

      rocky.bell.98 - 2012-12-08 12:50

      Kwanele.........sober analysis. We just can't be the judges. I agree this poor sole needs help.......he should’ve never gone to jail - it will only exacerbate the condition ....mark my words. I actually feel sorry for the guy.......inferiority complex – parents?

  • anton.briel.5 - 2012-12-08 11:37

    He's a wanker

      rocky.bell.98 - 2012-12-08 12:51


  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-12-08 11:38

    What a wanker..!

      rocky.bell.98 - 2012-12-08 12:51


  • achaava - 2012-12-08 11:39

    hahahahaha wat a jerk off...we shud hire him to go to Zumas nkandla compound to show him wat his doing to tax payers money

  • andrew.worrall.5 - 2012-12-08 11:39

    At least he will have a captive audience now

  • Misheck H Fancella - 2012-12-08 11:54

    he enjoys dropping pants to public,now he should try it in a cell n see how it ends..

  • ranase - 2012-12-08 11:57

    blame adam for eating them apples otherwise yall couldnt have seen anything wrong with him being naked! he doesnt deserve jail!

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-12-08 12:04

    Should have cut off his "wee willie winkie" also.

  • brian.macheka.75 - 2012-12-08 12:13


  • rocky.bell.98 - 2012-12-08 12:31

    He also flashed infront of a blind girl recently.She never saw him coming

  • cecile.kiley1 - 2012-12-08 12:33

    So why the heck isn't he being locked up and force-fed his Prozac indefinitely in Weskoppies? Instead he will be released in 6 months' time, costing Joe Public even more in police time, court time, admin and trauma for the next poor souls he chooses to delight himself in front of! Clearly all those years at law school doesn't do much to the judiciary's common sense!

  • tjak.annersom - 2012-12-08 12:56

    I hope that he doesn't try flashing to the prison guards!

  • John - 2012-12-08 13:06

    He's obviously a nutter who belongs in a mental health facility not PRISON !

  • herman.letlalo - 2012-12-08 13:20

    the guy is black, isn't he? What a savage

      cecile.kiley1 - 2012-12-08 14:23

      Good one, Herman good one ... I get where you're going with this. However I'd sooner have some oke trying to do his own thing in front of me (without touching me), than being raped by 5 'savages' just because they get turned on, stealing my cell phone and wallet in the privacy of my own home.

  • gerda.vanrensburg - 2012-12-08 16:17

    And what happens after he has been released seeing that his problem will still be there and women will be at risk?

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-12-08 20:00

    More time for flashing than some of our rapists.

  • grace.murindiwachisimba - 2012-12-09 10:55

    But that barbaric tax driver got only 6months for attempted murder.why didn't you send this harmless fella to mental health facility instead of prison? or did that vicious tax driver used some muthi?

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