9 x commit act of indecency, s 61N(2) Crimes Act 1900, sentence of imprisonment
Facts: Charges of acts of indecency
AC was charged with a number of serious offences relating to committing acts of indecency within the community. The acts involved AC exposing himself to members of the public. AC was a foreign national. He hoped to be deported back to his country of origin where he could receive psychological treatment and family support.
Outcome: Charges dropped, followed by deportation
After O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors negotiated with the police, 9 of 18 charges were withdrawn and dismissed. At sentence, our lawyers presented evidence that AC had a psychiatric illness which required treatment and that he required support from his family. His family were supportive of AC. AC had spent 7 months in custody prior to sentence. AC received an aggregate sentence of imprisonment for 15 months with a non-parole period of 8 months. Deportation to his country of origin occurred when his non-parole period reached its expiry date.