Pervert with history of indecent exposure jailed
A PERVERT has been jailed for performing a “totally disgusting” sex act in front of some horses in broad daylight.
Malcolm Downes, 59, was spotted half-naked beside a bicycle in a field full of steeds on June 25 at around 11am.
A court heard when residents nearby in Hull, East Yorks., confronted the creep, he told them he was urinating.
But Downes was jailed for two years at Hull Crown Court on Friday.
The court heard he had a string of previous convictions of indecent exposure dating back to 1974.
One of his most recent convictions came in 2013 after a dog walker spotted him performing a sex act in front of horse.
Sentencing, Judge Mark Bury said: “It [Downes’ criminal record] doesn’t make very good reading as far as he is concerned.”
He added Downes, of Hull, should have seen a doctor “years ago” to get treatment for his libido.
Phillip Evans, prosecuting, said the resident “challenged the defendant about his behaviour and noticed he was in close proximity to some horses.
“The defendant claimed he had been urinating. He apologised and rode away on his bicycle.
“Notwithstanding that, [the resident] had taken some photographic evidence of what he had seen, which corroborated his view of events.”
The perv was later arrested by a community support officer.
He was found guilty of indecent exposure in 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, four times in 1980, 2007 and 2013.
Nigel Clive, defending, said Downes was planning to visit his doctor to get treatment for his libido.