Man exposes himself at library during school holidays
MAGISTRATE Louisa Pink has given a 62-year-old man a stern warning after he was found guilty of exposing his genitals on Kingaroy's Glendon St.
Police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi told the Kingaroy Magistrates Court yesterday that on Thursday, July 11, which was during the school holidays, an informant said she saw Steven Cann sitting at one of the picnic tables at the entrance of the Kingaroy Library at 2.15pm.
The informant said Cann had his genitals exposed, which led police to charge him with wilful exposure.
Cann was represented by Chris Campbell who said his client was "embarrassed and disgusted" by his behaviour.
Mr Campbell said his client has been out of trouble for 20 years and was receiving a disability pension of $900 a fortnight.
Ms Pink said she took into account that Cann pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity, but believed the context of the charge was a worry.
"The concerning conduct was that it was near the library at a picnic table during school holidays when there were young children were about," Ms Pink said.
"It is however not alleged that you did anything other than expose yourself."
After taking into account the submissions made on Cann's behalf, Ms Pink convicted the defendant and gave him a $500 fine.