Jailed flasher could face deportation
PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 June 2014 | UPDATED: 09:59 16 June 2014
A FLASHER who touched himself indecently while exposing himself to two women faces possible deportation after being jailed.
Antonas Staskevicius, aged 26, of Ashcombe Road, Weston, pleaded guilty to indecent exposure after being spotted by a passing motorist on May 1 holding his genitals in Beaufort Road, while two women walked on the opposite footpath.
Another witness was pushed by Staskevicius and had a bottle thrown at him after approaching him when he noticed what he was doing.
He was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison at North Somerset Magistrates Court on Friday, and may also face deportation following consultation between the Home Office and police.
Staskevicius will be listed on the sex offenders register until 2021, but no further punishment after also admitting a charge of common assault.
Laura Burgess, prosecuting, told the court: “A witness was driving in his vehicle along Beaufort Road at around 10.20pm and saw the defendant holding his penis and appearing to masturbate.
“A second witness said he saw the defendant when driving and approached him. At this point the defendant threw a plastic bottle at him, ran towards him and pushed him in the chest.
“He informed the defendant he would call the police, to which he replied ‘You call them, you silly old man’. When they arrived, the police noted that he seemed to be intoxicated through drink or drugs.”
Staskevicius, who has a previous conviction for breaching a restraining order against his sister, told police when interviewed he remembered drinking a bottle of wine but could not recall exposing himself.
A pre-sentencing report said he had been mistrustful and suspicious when questioned. In court, Staskevicius said: “The report is all rubbish and it is lying.”
During sentencing, Staskevicius was told: “You have shown no remorse or acceptance of wrongdoing.
“In view of the seriousness of the offence, your indecent exposure, only a custodial sentence can be passed down. The offence was committed in the presence of others and multiple victims in the vicinity.”
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