April 2019

Man who keeps on performing sex act by horses caught out in public again


A pervert with a sexual interest in horses is “unable or unwilling” to stop himself performing sex acts in public has done it again – twice in 24 hours.

Malcolm Downes, 61, has a “long, long history” of pleasuring himself near horses and was last before the courts in 2016 when he was jailed for what a judge called his “totally disgusting” behaviour.

He was found guilty of indecent exposure in 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, four times in 1980, 2007 and 2013, 2016 & 2019

Downes, who was then said to be planning a doctor’s visit “to seek libido suppressing drugs”, was arrested on February 18 this year after he was seen to be up to his old tricks again in a field in the Bude Park area of Bransholme.

The shocked member of the public was about 200 yards away and initially thought Downes was urinating.

Downes is subject to an antisocial behaviour order which states he is “not to enter any field, stables or other area that contains any equine animal in the Humberside Police area”.

Prosecutor Neil Coxon told Hull Crown Court: “It soon became clear he was in fact masturbating.

This activity went on for three or four minutes. His penis was exposed for about ten minutes.

“The matter was reported to the police and the defendant was arrested.

“Interviewed that day, Downes told officers: “I was sat on a bench. I was feeling sexy so I started to…

Mr Coxon said: “Asked if he realised it was an offence he said ‘Yes’.”

Downes said he knew what he was doing was “wrong” and said he “didn’t do it to draw attention to himself. He was sorry”.

Downes was charged and released on bail, but within 24 hours was seen by an off duty female police officer doing the same thing in the same area.

The officer was driving along Bude Road towards Home Bargains when “her attention was drawn to this defendant at the end of an emergency access road”.

He “had his penis in his hand and was masturbating”.It was not safe for the officer to stop so she sounded her horn to signal “he should desist”.

Downes was arrested, taken into custody and was “again candid and straightforward” in interview.

Mr Coxon said: “He did confirm he thought he had a problem. Asked why he did this, and particularly in public, he said he got a thrill even though he knew it was wrong.”

He accepted if children had been in the area and seen what he was doing that would have frightened them.

He accepted he had a problem and required help.”Downes, of Spring Bank, west Hull, admitted outraging public decency and asked for a similar offence to be taken into consideration.

He had 12 similar offences among the 35 crimes on his record, as well as nine breaches of an antisocial behaviour order for the same behaviour.

The order, which has now expired, was intended to curb Downes’s offending and banned him from “entering any field or stable, or any other area that contains equine animals, in the Humberside Police area”.

Jailing Downes for eight months, Judge David Tremberg told him: “You know you are doing wrong but you appear either unable or unwilling to stop yourself.”

August 2016

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.