Ruthin,North Wales - A brazen flasher comes over all shy after he's found guilty of exposing himself to old lady
Leon Pleavin fled court with his head down after being found guilty of what judge called a 'filthy and immature' act
A “filthy” flasher came over all shy as he scrambled from court after being convicted of brazenly exposing himself to an old lady.
Leon Pleavin pulled his coat up high over his mouth and his hood down low over his head as he made his way from court after being warned he faces jail for indecent exposure.
The 28-year-old - described as “cunning and filthy” by the judge - targeted his elderly victim in the Vale of Clwyd. The woman, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was out walking having just visited her seriously ill husband in hospital when Pleavin pulled over asking politely for directions to Llanrhaeadr
The lady thought he seemed a “pleasant man” as he drove away. But he turned his car around, drove back and called out to her “can you give me a hand with this?” as he exposed his penis to her.
As he drove off, his victim memorised the number plate and phoned the police later that night.
During the trial Pleavin’s partner of four years, Francesca Norcross, told the court the delivery driver as “respectful” and “trustworthy” and said that she didn’t think he was capable of this sort of act.
She said: “I have never had any reason to mistrust Leon, he is an honest and hardworking man.”
After the verdict was returned, Judge Huw Reese told Pleavin he had left the woman in a “very distressed” state at the time of the incident last August.
He said: “You intended to expose your genitals intending to cause alarm and distress.
“The victim has now had to give evidence twice because of your filthy and immature habits.
“You specifically targeted a vulnerable victim who had other issues weighing heavily on her mind.
“I was not impressed with your evidence and I found you to be quite cunning.
“It is at the forefront of my mind to impose a prison sentence and you should be prepared for that.
“Your actions are potentially dangerous for innocent people and your filthy habit could cause great distress and for this reason I am likely to send you to prison.”
Pleavin, of Flat 7, Felindre, Ruthin , will be sentenced on April 21 and remains on bail until then.