AC-Successful outcome for client charged with commission of act of indecency

Man exposes himself and commits acts of indecency

AC was involved in a number of incidents where he approached women in his motor vehicle and asked them for directions. When the victims approached the car, they realised AC was not wearing pants, exposing his genitals and touching himself. The victims all felt scared and uncomfortable and immediately walked or ran away. Two of these victims were under the age of 16 years and they were committed near schools. These incidents were reported to police. The accused was later located by police, arrested, cautioned and conveyed to Day Street Police Station, on the edge of Sydney’s Darling Harbour district.

Extenuating circumstances leads to reduced prison sentence

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors successfully represented AC at Waverley Local Court. AC was originally charged with 17 offences. We pleaded guilty to nine of these offences at an early date and we successfully negotiated to have the backup charges withdrawn. The remaining offences included 7 counts of commit act of indecency and 2 counts of expose oneself in view of public place.

We successfully highlighted his:

  • early guilty plea,
  • genuine remorse and letter to the court,
  • history of psychiatric condition,
  • need for treatment,
  • ability for family to support him in Brazil,
  • role of drug use
  • and his no prior criminal convictions.

AC received a 15-month aggregate sentence of imprisonment with a non-parole period of 8 months. His Honour found that due to his mental condition and special circumstances, he was able to reduce AC’s non-parole period.

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