‘Depressed’ flashing light waved penis at van driver in Bangor gas station parking lot
A 56-year-old man exposed himself to a van driver in a parking lot at a gas station late at night.
Marc Andrew Crowshaw then invited his victim to perform a sexual act on him.
But the driver refused, so Crowshaw got into his car and drove off.
Caernarfon magistrates today gave Crowshaw, who had previously pleaded guilty to whistleblowing, a 12-month community order.
He also received a five-year Sexual Injury Prevention Order prohibiting him from being with foreign men in vehicles if they were unaware of this exposure conviction.
Prosecutor Nicola Williams told the court that the driver of the van parked at the One Stop gas station in Bangor on Monday, August 24 of last year at around 10:30 p.m.
He noticed that the accused “was walking in lost air”.
The prosecutor said Crowshaw told the driver of the van that he had to urinate. The driver of the van suggested that he go behind his van, aside.
Crowshaw left but came back and stood about a meter and a half from the driver of the van.
She said, “He was holding his penis in his hand and waving it at the victim.”
She recounted how Crowshaw pushed his hips forward and asked the man if he wanted to do her a sexual act.
The driver of the van, who was seated at the open side door of his vehicle, told Crowshaw to “P *** off”.
Crowshaw then went to his own vehicle and drove off.
In a statement, the victim said she is now more careful in public and does not use gas station parking lots because she does not feel safe there.
The victim, who cannot be named to protect his identity, said he was a great man himself but someone else might not be able to “cope” as well.
Crowshaw, defending himself, said he was very depressed at the time of the offense.
He told the magistrates in the dock: “I am very sorry. It goes without saying. I apologize for any harm I have caused to the victim.”
He added, “Since this happened my life has just taken an absolute downward spiral.
“I’m totally ashamed of what I did. I really let myself down as an individual. It sparked a pretty strong sense of self-hatred, to be honest such is the degree of what I did. feel. “
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Crowshaw, of Felin Hen Road, Bangor, added: “It’s not that it matters, but I can categorically agree that I will never find myself in this situation again, whatever the phrase.
“I was very depressed. I just want to get my life in order.”
Bench chair Julie Eddows said Crowshaw was required to do 45 days of rehab activity and wear an electronic tag for six months.
He has to pay a victim fine surcharge of £ 95 and £ 85 for costs.
She imposed the Sexual Harms Prevention Order which states that Crowshaw must not expose himself, make intimate remarks or sexual gestures, or be alone in a vehicle with a man unless he is fully aware of this. conviction.