Indecent exposure

Labourer pleads guilty to lewdly exposing himself in public

After Fabian Ricardo Connell confessed to exposing himself on a public road over the weekend, Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick placed him on a bond and warned him that he “can’t bathe under the pipe naked anymore”.

The Tamarind Road, Wavell Avenue, Black Rock, St Michael man appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court yesterday charged with possession of cannabis and willfully, openly, lewdly and obscenely exposing his person along Wavell Avenue on Sunday.

As the charges were read, the 40-year-old labourer pleaded guilty to the first one. On the second count, Connell replied: “I did bathing naked. It is obvious I gine plead guilty.”

As Station Sergeant Neville Watson presented the details to the court, he said Connell was taking a bath at a standpipe close to his home and while doing so, “he was bearing everything so that persons passing the road could see”. It was members of the public who reported the matter to the police.

When lawmen arrived, they found Connell “in the same state” with his clothes nearby.

It was later while he was in custody, that cops searched the labourer’s clothing and found a small quantity of marijuana.

Asked what he had to say about the incident, Connell explained: “When de police get dey it was early a morning and nobody din ‘bout dey; only one or two men. I was washing out my boxers to put it back on and de police come in dah space uh time.”

He further said that the water at his house has been turned off and he was on his way “to work fuh a brown skin GT [Guyanese] girl”.

Connell was placed on a six-month bond to keep the peace, with an alternative of three months in prison if he breaches it.

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